Saturday, 28 April 2012
Some of these images are familiar throughout my work, i have used the tumescent fox as a representation of that testosterone type of yellow journalism. Which seeks to elicit an emotional reaction and not provide facts with solutions. George Washington as a caricature of masculinity interests me, since he is feted as a liberal and an all American male , when he was a rapist of his slaves, and made the children work as slaves. He also promoted genocide against the Native Americans. Representing that and cultural theft is the created character 'poke-her- hontas', with her porn actress name and girls gone wild lifestyle and pseudo spiritual tattoo in a language and culture she does not understand. Donald Duck dives in to the World Trade Towers singing the famous Rapping Ronnie song.
. I like linking the idea of flags and symbols with advertising, all designed to sell us things we might not buy otherwise.
tThe ciggerette package imitates this lack of critical thinking.
The Trade Towers are at the centre of both conspiracy theorys which destroy critical thinking and distract from the real issues and also highlight the bigotry at the centre of the ensuing invasions. Above Donald is the Bin Ladens private jet, that was the only plane allowed to fly out of America after the attacks.
Above the towers a Menorah and a parody of the Danish Mohammed cartoons fight it out to see which can destroy the towers first, both cultures and religions being blamed and targeted.
The title 'circus' comes from Caligula's famous speech on how to control the population in times of dictatorship 'Give them bread and circuses'.
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Wednesday, 25 April 2012
I have always been interested in pornography and how it operates, particularly now we have the digital media. With porn companies becoming blue chip business and the internet allowing almost unrestricted access to any type of fetish or pornography , i thought it would be interesting to investigate this aspect of life that no one talks about.
The woman in the transcript is a model fromCzechoslovakia, she is hoping to go on to Uni, she is very young, has done some modelling and wants to make some fast money from the porn industry. These casting sessions do not pay the model from my research. It is a fraud, they use her body and face and sell those images promising the model that she will get work, through the advertising of the dvd.
It comes as no suprise that pornography makes its money from the bodies of women, womens sexuality has always been, until recently controlled by men and social pressure.
While a few women have made a fortune and a business in pornography, the majority do not. The excecutives, and producers are uniformly men who use young, naive women for a short period to make lots of money. A woman can earn a fairly high amount, if she works regularly up to 50-100, 000 a year, but those amounts are rare and being ripped off is common. As is the abuse, physical and psychological on set.
Everyone makes money from pornography, mainstream business certainly do
Saturday, 21 April 2012
Dyncorp is a multi national corporation that operates in these countries, it is a government contracted company, working with the American military. It claims to aid the army in development in the municipal area, agriculture, supporting and training local police, aid work and education. In short it is a mini government, something these corporations are becoming more and more.
Dyncorp like Blackwater, like Knightrider and many other military contractors are rife with abuse, fraud and corruption against both the American government and the population and country they operate in.
Twice now Dyncorp have been fined and charged with procuring child prostitutes for local government, police officers, and politicians in Afghanisat, Bosnia and Latin America.
On top of being child prostitute pimps Dyncorp are also drug dealers
While child prostitution is not unkown in the West and, indeed happens at the top of society along with all the other dirty, filthy corruption our social , religious and political leaders engage in.
Ex British Prime Minister Tony Blairs links to Middle Eastern Oil companies.
Rape in the modelling industry right at the top
Tuesday, 17 April 2012
Not so fun if your on a bus and getting groped by some pervert.
I was interested in reading about how women are treated in Egypt, the level of sexual harassment is astonishing. With girls as young as 12 being groped, and this being fairly common.
In my reality, the woman being touched responds with outrage, invading his personal space and removing his anonymity. He is off balance, looking more pathetic, while she is on the assertive.
I will say sexual harrasment is not particular to Egypt or India, but in the West we have specific laws in place to counter such behaviour, though they are heavily slated against women. The reason i cited those two countries is because the prejudice against women is egregious. Though things are changing with women taking on the perverts and pushing for social change.
article on Eve teasing
Al Jazeera article on womens rights in Egypt.
This kind of thing is cultural and the only way things change is when the group being persecuted seeks political action, running for office, protesting and campaigning. Which takes time and commitment and leaves you open to attack.
Anything that you have right now, your civil rights, your right to have a weekend, your right to be paid fairly, all came from people who protested and campaigned. The true heroes of any society are those who seek improvement for others at the cost of their own safety and personal lives.
Sunday, 15 April 2012
Tuesday, 10 April 2012
Theresa expressed atheist doubts, and wrote many letters saying she felt an emptiness and doubted there was anything larger.
Writing a series of confessional letters over her life she wrote 'call, I cling, I want … and there is no One to answer … no One on Whom I can cling … no, No One. Alone … Where is my Faith … even deep down right in there is nothing, but emptiness & darkness … My God … how painful is this unknown pain … I have no Faith’.
Charlie Brown was created by Charles Schultz, Brown was the ultimate loser, a perpetually depressed boy who never got to kick the football of life and watch it soar. Schultz explored various political, social, religious and philosophical ideas with his Peanuts characters. He also heavily addressed the nature of personal happiness.
I would hope to change this a little from its original design and paint it.
Monday, 9 April 2012
Ike Turner and Charlie Sheen present a nut bush of a winning idea to celebrate domestic abuse survivor Rhianna getting back with the guy who kicked her ass so hard she screamed for help to the cops. The purpose of the game is to start the timer, and try to roll a six as Rhianna has to keep one step ahead of Mr Browns fists and excuses. Whats that?. You rolled a five?.
Looks like someone is walking in to a door tonight.
The 2012 Grammy performing ass kicking singer has twelve hilarious excuses recorded that provide hours of entertainment for the whole family.
Your son will love knowing its cool to smack his girlfriend about, because his idol does it too. Your daughter just might learn the handy survival skills from this game when her low self esteem and mixed messages from celebrities lead her in to her own real life Chris Brown lifetime adventure.
Charlie Sheen head comes free, with the option of going through those fashion and celeb magazines to find his Rhiannas. Old Charlie has beaten up a fair few women in his day, so you can bond with your kids while finding his old victims.
The manufacturers reccomend recording some screams from popular horror movies like Silence of the lambs and playing those as a separate track when Chris catches up to Rhianna. This adds a new depth to the game , were all about interactivity.
Have hours of fun, living the life of these celebrated women beating celebrities
Ike Turner enterprises presents:A Charlie Sheen designed product for all young men to enjoy.
The Chris Brown beatdown boardgame. Start the clock and watch as the grammy performing woman beater shouts out twelve of his most pathetic excuses why he hits women.
The trick is to keep the tiny Rhianna model one step ahead of the clock by rolling a six. If you get round the board ahead of the clock you win and Rhiannas self esteem goes up, and no mixed messages are sent to teenage fans.
The game also comes with a separate Charlie Sheen head ,and you can have hours of fun cutting out all the images of the five or so women hes whalloped and making them in to models for Charlie to chase, fists clenched around the board.
Great fun for the family, it also doubles as an alarm clock, but no one listens because the voice is famous.
Sunday, 8 April 2012
Not many people capture the seconds before they die, but Phillapino politician Reynaldo Dagsa did. This photograph shows his murderer Michael Gonzales taking aim, seconds before he shot Dagsa three times in front of his family on New Years day 2011. The family man stopped to take a celebratory photo of his family when Gonzales crept up behind them to take aim.
Gonzales, a car thief blamed Dagsa for a lengthy sentence.
What does ten seconds before your death feel like?, judging from the smiles of his family, it is happiness.
From happiness to tragedy in a second caught forever on a digital camera.
Friday, 6 April 2012
Pencil layout for Good Friday piece.
In the centre we have Jesus Christ emerging from a hot cross bun, to his right is the Eater Bunny, and at the left is a shocked customer.
This piece is about a lot of themes, but the idea of people scoffing chocolate eggs and hot crossed buns while a man being tortured and murdered gives us a day off work seems worth investigating. What are you doing on the Easter break?.
I will either ink this, or layer it with pencil and correct the major errors.
Apologies for the camera flare.
Wednesday, 4 April 2012
I drew forget me nots, with the ying yang symbol, since she writes a lot about her past and present. In that vein i also included symbols of fate from other cultures including Baron Samedhis veve (he is the Haitian God of death, but also change and renewal), the celtic rings, the four pillars of Islam among others. I drew the poet thinking of love, with a lover she described in the forgeround. The woman laying baack surrounded by plastic cups and tiaras was lifted direct from her poem, i contrasted her view that this was a childish view of love with the image of a curvy woman. I am always interested in why the human heart is spoken as a source of emotio, when in reality all emotion is expereinced in the brain. But if im going to draw the heart, i draw it as it is, not as a cartoonish love symbol, but as a strong muscle, full of life.Like we are.
I tried to make the illustration hopeful, and positive .
I am thinking of painting it.
Does anyone think i put too much detail in?. How is the imagery?.
Thank you for leaving comments.
Monday, 2 April 2012
Never do anything for free.
Unfortunatly i have this horrible habit of being a nice person,and do still do things for free.
I did a series of drawings for my boss and he promised to pay me. Money has yet to surface, despite the quality of my work.
I did a series of large crayon drawings for a community centre, working with loads of difficult kids with behavioural problems. Which believe me, is draining, when their fighting for the fifth time, or have drawn penises or breasts on the work. I never got paid for that, i didn't even get publicity photos.
People like drawings, they see it as a luxury, as a hobby. They do not see it as something they should pay for.
This rant came about because someone copied a drawing i did and posted it to their site, without asking me, or linking me or identifying me as the artist. This is really frustrating, because i am not rich , i am poor. And any sales i get are hampered by this lack of awareness of artists rights.
On a more positive note, i got an extension on my dissertation which means i might get a higher grade after all. My tutors still hate me, and it looks like when i finish ill be back sleeping in my freinds spare room in the ghetto, but if you hate your life....change your life.
And on that note, im going ot watch one more episode of Eastenders and bed.