and its consequences engraved on bare skin.
Jun 19, 2010 12:52:40 amby Chipka Online Now! Homepage »
When I first saw the image, I thought it was bacon or something! Then full sized zoom revealed human flesh qualities and it became a jarring meditation on the frailty of the human form: damaged either by betrayal (of a most grievous sort) or mock-damaged by inks, pigments, and photomanipulation. On any level, however, it's an effective and quite shocking piece, an intriguing (and equally disturbing) example of carnage, either literal or implied. I see this as a confrontation of sorts, a way of looking at something through art that is probably not so safe to look at otherwise...but that's the beauty of art, it's a way of exploring things that cannot or should not be explored in any other way. I noticed, too, that this is in the photomanipulation genre. I'm really intrigued at what manipulations actually took place, as the piece is so seamless that I can't tell where literal image and manipulated image are joined together.
Jun 21, 2010 9:32:57 amby elisheba Homepage »
Well... All blood and flesh is real here. It is all mine...
There really was a betrayal outhere and I had to engrave it on my bare skin.
Some will call it sick, some will call it art, let's call it "sick art", that is pretty fine with me, Chip:)
The only edit that makes it belong to the "photomanipulation" gallery is I made a collage of 3 different captures of my arms after .
This is why this piece of work is so violent and graphic: it all made of human flesh, bones and blood.