Self-portraits! I finally got to use the softbox I made a few days ago. Basically, it just consists of a cardboard box lined with aluminum with a hole in the side, a 100 watt equivalent 'daylight' lightbulb on the inside (plugged in), and then a piece of fabric over the outside to diffuse/soften the light. It only cost me like 5 bucks to make.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
Alas, a new watercolor! I took a sexy looking jeans ad out of a magazine and turned the meaning around completely. I've been especially angry and disgusted by the objectification and dehumanization of women lately (though it is something I have always resented our society for), and wanted to express this through a painting. Its about humiliation, and how women (and oftentimes teenagers and children) are forced into circumstances to fulfill the sexual desires of others (human sex trafficking, pornography, etc.). The blood on the woman's hands, is her own blood, a representation of her life force and her will, spilled, destroyed, and ultimately sacrificed for the sick pleasures of men (and yes, some women). A big "fuck you!" to 'the man'!