Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Amygdala project (2010-)

Started in 2010, I wanted to challenge the viewer with a series of images that blends the modern visualizations of sex with deep-routed fears: mental illness, incapacitation, cancer, etc. The first project utilized thermoplastic and latex to illustrate a pin-up glam model simultaneously undressing and undergoing an aggressive ductal carcinoma. As the images and poses become more suggestive, the spreading cancer ramps up it's aggression. The make-up enhancements grow to an exaggerated degree as an attempt to hide the inevitable. I plan on doing several more in the set, through 2014 and 2015. Here is the first set, finished in 2011.

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