Thank you for visiting The Monster Theater, the home and hub for all things PeeMonster!
The Monster Theater is a first-hand peek into the endospiritual realm created by artist PeeMonster, a connected universe fabricated through emotional searching and progressive self-evolution in an attempt to process, communicate with, contribute to, and transcend the limitations of the outside world.
PeeMonster (AKA 'Deidre Morton'), though her creative journey has been life-long, began her fine art journey soon after entering college, despite having had no formal fine art training. Originally a student of animation and film from age 14, Deidre was no stranger to creating worlds and formulating the characters who would inhabit them at a fast pace.
At age 16, while still in highschool, Deidre attended CalArts CSSSA (2002!) program for one month, where she deeply explored the world of animation at a college level, including the importance of simply taking the time to observe and draw at a slow pace, focusing on bringing out deeper details that were generally avoided in drawing for cartoon animation.
When Deidre graduated highschool in 2003, she entered college as an animation major. But she soon found herself falling and more more intrigued by the world of fine detail she could achieve with graphite pencil while doodling away her anxiety in class, rather than by the classes themselves.. That is when PeeMonster was born. Essentially, Deidre 'drew' away from formal schooling and has now been drawing professionally for nearly two decades.
"I love animation, but this makes more sense to me, spiritually," she shares, "Though I still heavily desire to create characters and tell the stories in my head just the same as I did when I wanted to make cartoons for children, there's a cathartic, therapeutic, and very spiritual experience for me within the process of creating my artwork.. finding my way into, through, and out of the intimate details and patterns while I am drawing with the tiny tips of pencils. It is so necessary for me to slow down and observe the worlds in my head.. and I can better cope with the world outside my head for it." ♡