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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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? :)
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 :)
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.