Wednesday, March 24, 2010
My final thesis critique was today, this series depicting The Bacchae as a magazine spread will be in the thesis exhibition in April. In the series I tried depicting explicit sexual scenes through "tasteful", classical drawings, thus creating an irony of sorts and making the viewer feel less "dirty". These illustrations are only as graphic as the viewer is. I've also played with edges and perspective a bit in order to create a drunken, dizzy feel when looking at these drawings. I created static points on the surface by placing edges and divisions of the drawings in unorthodox relations to one another. This hopefully captures the viewers eye, but does not force it to be held there. I want these drawings to make the viewer feel uneasy and dare the audience to keep looking.