Monday, 21 February 2011
.Well i actually sat here and doodled a little piece of work. Aren't i good. Sort of. Anyway, this is a little image of Siouxsie Sioux, well, her eyes anyway. The text is the lyrics to Night Shift, off the '81(?) album JuJu. Musically, it's beautiful and the lyrics are about Peter Sutcliffe, the Yorkshire Ripper, and who doesn't love a serial killer. (this could almost be a HINT for someone to buy me a subscription to the Crime and Investigation Network.)
.Dare i use the word "fanart"? it actually makes me shudder. This however, comes from a polyptych i painted a few years ago. There were twenty or so boards (i only paint on wood, not canvas), each painted with a different body part, that when arranged correctly formed a life size portrait. Each body part was from a different person, and the figure was posed as if on crucifix. I used lots of religious iconography; the right breast wore a rosary, each piece was painted on top of biblical text, all sorts of ridiculous blasphemous stuff. The idea was it would look like some tacky anti-religious shockrock. It's far too easy to be cool through being a bit of a dick. In reality the project was about sight, and seeing how much you can deform an image while still recognising it. I could waffle on about my self-rightous artistic vision, but let's get to the point. This is, of course, a portrait of the stunning Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio. There was significance for choosing him as the face, but the most important thing was i got to paint someone fit. Anyhow i'm rehashing the original painting into a quick submission for Meow, the uni zine (theme idols/icons). God I'm boring. Might actually do something with Siouxsie Sioux in a min tho, or Brody Dalle, who i had almost forgotten about, but will lust after for eternity.