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Friday, 1 June 2012

Degree show art framed and ready for hanging.

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Degree show art, framed for my final year show. The art was developed from my theme of iconoclasm. The four images work with icons of culture and history or those wishing to become icons, and examine them in an adult surrealist light.

The first image is of Che Guevera, i super imposed his head on to the body of a rock musician , replicating the hysteria surrounding the image of this man, in which surface adulation is everything. The words under his guitar read 'Death camp for homos'.
Which could be a song title, but was actually part of Gueveras ideology.

The second image is American military contractor Dynecorp. Which operates in the field of nation building, a lucrative area now. American military starts a war, industrial complex earns a fortune in supplying bombs, ammunition, food and other resources . After the devastation, the nation building companies and private military contractors who are supposed to protect American civilians in their repairing of the countries infrastructure. Dynecorp is one an egeregious example of the corruption in this system.
They deal drugs , supply children to pedophilic politicians, bribe, steal and lie. Costing the taxypayer many millions of dollars.

Third is the American serial killer B.T.K, set next to Mother Theresa.
I wanted the viewer to wonder who the quote was attributed to, it was in fact Mother Theresa. An intelligent search in to her life will find both had sadistic views on the suffering of others, and both were corrupt.

Fourth is the author of Alice In Wonderland , Lewis Carroll. I wondered what he would be doing if he were alive now and it seemed to me he would be stalking the object of his obsession, Alice Liddle.
Carroll took many pictures of young girls in various states of undress and proposed marriage to the eleven year old Liddle, disturbing her family so much they banned contact between the two.

This work is in progress.


14 comments:

  1. Those are some pretty powerful ideas. I also "know" of Che Guevera and how he is celebrated but I've never done enough research to make a decision like that myself. So will these shirts be mounted onto a wall or are you planning on wearing them or something else? Great work, I enjoy art with powerful messages like these. Also nothing wrong with ironing, real men know how to iron lol.

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    1. Thanks Matt they will be framed. I can understand with Guevera, hes handsome, he has his fist raised, he has the beret. People buy in to the image without looking deeper. I want people to think for themselves more than anything.

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  2. I love this - its not done enough.

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    1. Thanks Mel. I was going to sell them , or put prices up in the studio but i think the ideas are too extreme. Anyway everyone will be drunk, their spending 700 on booze for the show.
      That is too much, i wanted them to give it to charity, but no one wants to help others.

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  3. i know many who celebrate him, but i never got into him to do that myself. Chiquitita was my ICQ name long, long time ago when i was into it. haha. yeah, was into chatting in my late teens! the name was inspired by Abba's chiquitita solely.
    i cant see the video for some reason though.

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    1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfnjjH4Zk0k&feature=youtu.be
      I uploaded to youtube me almost burning my shirt. Your icq was Chiquita?, did you ever go to an Abba tribute night? They let tuneless idiots like me get on stage and sing kareoke and then wonder why bats are falling from the sky when i hit the high notes.

      There is a new series of posters i spotted in town for some club and their using Che Guevera as a metaphor for rebellious fun. In reality he would have rounded them all up and shot them or sent them to 'correctional camps'.

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    2. i like the polka dotted ironing board hahaha. i've seen Mamma Mia west end musical. it was quite nice. no one got on stage though, so bats fell off sky.
      perhaps its their sense of humour :p although in reality he would've done just that.

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    1. Thanks Izdiher, one day id love to get my own printing press, and make more of them. The cost about ten pounds to print normally, but i love that idea of taking a generic slogan on a t shirt and changing it. Most shirts are a- political. Those days of political t shirts... you just don't see them anymore.Everyone has bought in to the system, and accepted its crazy inequalities.

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  5. Never even heard of him one bit, least not that I am aware, sounds like a nutcase thoiugh.

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    1. Thanks Pat, Lol, he was a proper nutter. And he had a gun which is the worst kind. Stabby nutters and shooting nutters..

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  6. Yup, I was one of them who thought Che was a Hero. Didn't know about the anti-gay sentiments. Not cool.

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  7. I especially like the shirt of Lewis Carroll. It's a very clever twist, i love it.

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    1. Thanks so much, this is good coming from you since i am a huge fan of your film blog and your artwork itself. Everyone should check her work out which can be acessed through the subs list below. Her work is really talented.

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