Well Executed by A-J
A-J

Well Executed

by A-J in A.J. Olson Photography

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As a ritual, to get me in the mood, I play all the albums from TOOL, NIN, Manson, and Smashing Pumpkins on shuffle in my itunes while I edit. Visually, I am mostly inspired by the feel Tool and Manson videos.

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  • Shadowelement

    Shadowelement

    wicked!

    Nov 15th, 2011 Reply
  • JurgenDoe

    JurgenDoe

    Your art is very inspirational to all of us artists and at Shadowness we like to thank our amazing artists for all they do, to show our appreciation for you, your artwork has been featured in todays Daily Inspiration #248

    http://shadowness.com/dailyinspiration/forum/daily-inspiration-248

    Nov 9th, 2011 Reply Subscriber
  • thefreshdoodle

    thefreshdoodle

    congrats on the DAILY FEATURE!

    Nov 9th, 2011 Reply
  • LittleThings

    LittleThings

    Oops, didn't mean to hit 'enter'. That, however, was not the main message I drew.

    I see removal of the erogenous zones of the women as denying them their sexuality... those are the most sensitive places and where women can physically feel most strongly, and it has been removed. I also strangely saw the removal of nipples as being removal of identity, and therefore objectification, which I see echoed in the removal of the faces. Their voices have also been removed and denied, obviously forcibly.

    I am not entirely sure why they are dead... yet obviously still alive by their erect posture. I suppose I take this as further comment as thought their bodies might as well be pieces of meat. (meat market analogy?)

    Love the surreal sensation the lack of nipples gives me... I honestly think that is genius, and have never seen it done like this before.

    I am curious as to what you were thinking and feeling and what picture you were hoping to paint here? :)

    Nov 9th, 2011 Reply
    • A-J

      A-J

      I always feel that my work means what it needs too :) the moment my work is "explainable" is the moment it's no longer interesting. :P I mostly make my art to understand emotions within myself that I can't express in words. :P but I'd say your conclusions so far are at least in the ballpark ;) I'm very happy it interests you :)

      Nov 9th, 2011 Reply
  • LittleThings

    LittleThings

    Wild art. I am curious as to what you were trying to communicate, as I drew quite a strong message from the symbolism that I see. THE most striking part of the piece, for me, is the lack of nipples. Removing them but exposing the rest of the body is like a sarcastic comment on eroticism in art... 'if i remove the nipples and vision of the vulva, it's no longer erotic'. I saw that angle because I've been arguing a little with others about the subjectivity of eroticism in art... so from that perspective this piece makes me laugh.

    Nov 9th, 2011 Reply
  • MendraHa

    MendraHa

    wow....! and congrats for daily feature

    Nov 9th, 2011 Reply
    • A-J

      A-J

      Thanks very much! what do u like most about it?

      Nov 9th, 2011 Reply
    • MendraHa

      MendraHa

      so powerful concept and makes me keep thinking what will happen next....

      Nov 9th, 2011 Reply
    • A-J

      A-J

      That's awesome. thank you ^_^

      Nov 9th, 2011 Reply
  • SuharLeonheart

    SuharLeonheart

    Congratulations, A-J!

    On behalf of my fellow gallery moderators, I am happy to share the news that your beautiful creation was selected for the Daily Feature Award and is now in rotation on the front page of Shadowness!

    This piece can be seen under the "star" menu at the top of every page, and it will also be featured in the next issue of "Daily Inspirations"! fb.com/shadowness

    Nov 9th, 2011 Reply
  • TerrySlater

    TerrySlater

    Just when I think I have seen it all along comes A J.
    Great work

    Nov 8th, 2011 Reply
    • A-J

      A-J

      Thank you sir! what do you like most about it?

      Nov 8th, 2011 Reply
    • TerrySlater

      TerrySlater

      The chaos. It's hard to explain. The elements of surrealism mixed with eroticism mixed with Dadaism. It's total CHAOS.

      Nov 8th, 2011 Reply
    • A-J

      A-J

      thats totally awesome! I'd love to read any other comments you have for my other images if you wanted to leave some :)

      Nov 8th, 2011 Reply
  • marsiglia

    marsiglia

    SicK Art

    Nov 7th, 2011 Reply
  • JurgenDoe

    JurgenDoe

    Fabulous concept and really great lighting.

    Nov 7th, 2011 Reply Subscriber