The Action Heroes Series was the direct result of childhood hero-worship. Though from different backgrounds and having unique methods of problem-solving, each hero is representative of an ideal masculinity, even in surreal situations of danger and violence. To a boy in the 20th percentile of height and weight, each hero was larger than life––superhuman and some not human at all. Yet I vehemently desired “becoming” them. The cardboard cutout form allows for that brief metaphysical transformation into the action hero.