Mummer is a painting installation by Roy Green inspired by the annual Mummer's Parade held every December in St. John's , Newfoundland. Mummers originated in Medieval times and have been a part of Newfoundland culture for over 150 years. Mummers are disguised, gender is flip-flopped, and revelry ensues as Mummers parade down the streets of St. John's banging ugly sticks and flapping the jaws of handmade hobby horses. The masked Mummers are a kind of neo-Dada archetype,subverting conventions and creating a kind of 3-D living social sculpture collage. Roy's photographic and video documentation inspired a series of large mixed-media works on paper and a series of smaller "portraits" on canvas. Through the daily ritual of my painting practice Roy is seeking a synergy between the figurative and the abstract, the sacred and the profane, the abject and the marvelous.