I am a recently graduated BA Fine art student, this blog is intended to detail the ideas and construction of my studio practice. My work is about exploring the notion of taboo, censorship and obscenity. I recently started using digital manipulation, but primarily work in painting and drawing. My work often uses transgressive themes which contain nudity.If you are under 18 or feel you may be offended by this, please leave the site now. Thank you.
Sunday, 11 March 2012
What is the offence?.
I used windows media to superimpose an image of an overweight woman on to a billboard, adding the cocoa cola logo. The idea is to explore the nature of offence. It appears that we do not find tittilation offensive, when it is young skin .For example look at any advertising campaign and you will often see women in underwear, men stepping out from showers. But we do not like open sexuality, and we do not like being reminded that what we look at are human beings. If a woman with this type of body is placed on a billboard, what would your thoughts be?.