Friday, May 7, 2010

Emulation Project


I chose to emulate the style of artist Matthew Craven. He has a series of mixed media drawings entitled: "History is Written by the Winners." http://www.marvelligallery.com/Craven01.html. I chose to focus on a religious figure rather than a figure of a Native American or cowboy because my previous work for this class has been to highlight some of the terrors and absurdities of modern and primitive religious practices in the US. This piece was a specific reaction to the recent sex abuse scandals by the catholic church highlighted in the news. I chose to cut out the priest's hands and face because I feel that they are allowed to get away with whatever they want, simply by donning the particular garb a priest would wear. It is almost like a suit of armor for them to hide behind, and I find it atrocious. The simple pattern in the face and hands were simply ornamental, to coincide with Mr. Craven's "horror vaccui," or the need to fill up space with ornamentation. I found the concept interesting because I have been told that white space and minimalism is hot right now, and I wished to do the opposite.

30 comments:

  1. 向小善致敬,它使人生旅程較為平順。.............................................

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  2. 想要推動天下,先要發動自己。.........................

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  3. 想要推動天下,先要發動自己。.........................

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  4. 知識可以傳授,智慧卻不行。每個人必須成為他自己。......................................................................

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  5. 在莫非定律中有項笨蛋定律:「一個組織中的笨蛋,恆大於等於三分之二。」......................................................................

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  6. 認識自己,是發現妳的真性格、掌握妳的命運、創照你前程的根源。............................................................

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  7. 單純喜歡你的部落格,希望你能收到我的感謝 ^^............................................................

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  8. 你不能決定生命的長度,但你可以控制它的寬度............................................................

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  10. 雖天地之大,萬物之多,而惟吾蜩翼之知。..................................................

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  11. 開懷幸福的生活,是每個人的夢想~~希望大家都能夠實現!...............................................................

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  12. 來看你了~心在、愛在、牽掛在,幸福才會繁衍不息^^...............................................................

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  13. 困難的不在於新概念,而在於逃避舊有的概念。......................................................................

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