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4th-Sep-2007 10:55 pm
alrighty so now i've got that kinda outa my system. should we discuss the image?
it's a harsh, supplicant figure, bored in her submission. she kneels for all voyeurs, her hips cocked suggestively, holding coyly to her last item of clothing, the bright red undies. her painted lips promise all things, but the dull expression makes her less likely to be interacted with, other than in a physically impersonal way. the response to this classic porn should be the same way as you see 'mudflap girl' - that iconic trucky girl forever caught in silhouette, to be admired, and lusted for by all.
the fact i have served her upon toast, or any form of food would, i hope, suggest something you'd eat and enjoy. it's the involvement of another sense in the voyeuristic journey i want you to explore. when i portray the toast and image in glass, i deny the viewer any pleasure, by having rendered the girl to little more than basic iconography via a stencil. her fuzzy outline, which hopefully looks like spraypaint marks, doesn't quite make the image feel right, and leaves us wondering if there isn't more.
It's this denial that then begins to raise questions: can you still touch it - as you could toast - well, i dunno, i guess you could, but would you ? sitting there on display would you be drawn to explore the brush strikes, look for marks of my creating hand? do you explore it and make guesses as to my motivations? Or do you turn away in disgust at my rudimentary porn image and look no further? 
the need to explore an idea drove this on a very technical level. SO many times i thought about changing or 'upgrading' the image to something i was more currently creating as a silhouette stencil. the development of up to 3-5 colour images in individual layers, ran rings through my brain. however, i'm glad to have explored it. the mirth it brings me to watch reactions, and the way people have asked for more, leaves me wondering at others motivations - who's in it for what i am? who's in it for porn? who laughs with me, about the (arduous) HOURS i spent trolling the 'net for the right high contrast image?
 i've done it. you've seen it. i know it's Art, do you ? 
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4th-Sep-2007 02:10 pm (UTC)
Oh. Art. That explains it. I wondered why you were using an image of an anorexic with two rockmelons stapled to her chest when that perfectly scrumptious potential artist's model you married isn't getting a go... It's all making a point, then. It's got meaning. Hmmmph!

See, this is why I stick with computer science: no hidden meaning, just input, processing and output, and the occasional blue screen of death. Much easier for a bat of little brain to understand.

Now get vikingrose on some toast (dressed is OK; no need to be all pervy) and then we can talk art!
4th-Sep-2007 09:43 pm (UTC)
i like the way you assume this isn't her... ;)

i gave up computer for that reasons you stated, plus the NERDS that i daily had to deal with, well, in the end i decided no amount of money was worth that.

they're going to give me a degree for making, and that is a laugh. string some fancy words to it and i get a better mark. *shrug* my days are fuller and lighter, not to mention more exciting, than being chained at the wrist to a keyboard, or replacing computer components in giant racks. *shrug*

4th-Sep-2007 11:20 pm (UTC)

i like the way you assume this isn't her... ;)

Naaah - nowhere near cute enough.

5th-Sep-2007 12:48 am (UTC)
This might sound a little odd coming from a woman (but then I am one rather odd woman!), but I don't see it as a porn image...

She is still wearing an item of clothing, she isn't showing off that much more than you see in the shopping malls these days....

It is more a classic naughty shot than anything else (you know the sort that women get to give their husbands to spice up the lovelife a bit) ..... and I for one would be quite happy to have them up as tiles in my bathroom.....

I personally think the stuff you are doing is interesting and different. Especially from what I saw living with way too many art students when I was at uni...

Looking forward to seeing more of your stuff!
5th-Sep-2007 10:47 pm (UTC)
she isn't showing off that much more than you see in the shopping malls these days....

i need to hang out in malls more!
6th-Sep-2007 05:49 am (UTC)
Maybe not the ones in Canberra... bit too cold down there you know! wollongong is so much warmer....
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