Thursday, November 14, 2013
When I see Roman Art I immediately think of fancy banquets and the excess in all forms. America of course is viewed as the modern Rome. The American public including writers like Gore Vidal have been for the longest time talking about America’s link and similarities and growth toward the Roman Empire. While Hollywood puts out a steady dose of sword and sandal epics for the viewing public to make the same association. In my work I feel I am showing this link in a new media. By engaging the iconic image of the Caesar I feel I am showing the degradation, the excess that is America and Rome.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Thursday, September 26, 2013
However that is what is so different in my current drawings. I have been pushing the line back calming myself and I've picked yellow to depict that-it seems to me one of the lighter colors. I want to let in the page. Give different parts of the figure stronger representation or focus on them. I have been all over the place with my ideas however I decided that the human figure is something I want to strictly focus on and make it my domain.
PS I haven't really been naming the pieces but I would like to call one of them "Concubine."