4/02/2007

closer to the bone

closer to the bone
Ink and pencil on paper.
18" x 24"

SUBJECT: Using a split-image format, based on the Golden section, create a juxtaposition (visual and conceptual) by drawing 2 parallel images - one a description of part of a human skeleton, and one image is selected from another context. Consider the comparison and contrast of the elements - analogy, metaphor, symbols, etc.

CRITERIA/MATERIALS: 1 of 2 images may include colour. Tonal structure may be pre- or post-Titian. Variety of chalks, conte, ink, pencil. Minimum 18" x 24".

12 comments:

Hedy De Vine said...

Coooool. Is that what my insides look like?

Squid Vicious said...

I'm going to go with post-Titian, as the titians have been removed.

Rich said...

Really interesting piece. Did you base the square panels on ethnographic prints from Aboriginal Australians? Cause that what it kinda looks like to me.

Keep up da funky work Poops!

Dave said...

Holy freaking crap... you did that shmoops?

Your best yet!!! WHOO HOO!!!

JLee said...

I love this!! Very cool...

poopee shmoopee said...

hedy: mmmmmmmmmebbe...

poopee shmoopee said...

squid: yer wife's got a great set of titians.

poopee shmoopee said...

rich: you are spot on! i've always really admired the intuitive, narrative and graphic qualities of the work of aboriginal australians. i also recently visited this exhibit at the textile museum of canada. i combined those inspirations with some other pattern ideas i've been working on in my sketchbook.

poopee shmoopee said...

rich: the idea was to refer to the ribcage in an abstracted way.

poopee shmoopee said...

dave: thanks!!!

poopee shmoopee said...

jlee: thanks!

murl.the.squirrel said...

i really really dig this. good work. hi poopee and thanks for yer support.