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.