Q:i like 'forbidden practices'. i don't want to totally demystify it,but what gave you the idea for the title if you don't mind sharing?
Good question! Unfortunately there’s no way not to demystify it, so if you want to continue to draw your own conclusions without influence, feel free to stop reading.
Sometimes I can look at an image and I automatically know what I want to do to it. Other times, it’s only after I’ve cut something away from it’s original context that inspiration hits. ‘Forbidden Practices’ was a case of the latter. I didn’t realize that this interpretive dancer would eventually become this druid type in the middle of some mystical rite until after I paired her up with the nautilus shell and added some medieval imagery. The heraldic crest which is being broken by her craft is what makes her practices forbidden. She alone is wielding the kind of power which can destroy dynasties. In this sense, this work can be seen a metaphor for activism, revolution, and/or insurgency; The underdog can triumph over the oppressor. That sort of thing.
This is, at least, my favorite explanation of what is going on in this specific piece. There is usually an omnipresent subtext to all of my work which relates to the practice of collage itself and my personal philosophy that everything is derivative. That too is happening here.
Wicked sorry if my explanation ruined it for ya. ;o)
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- dianebluegreen said: 'wicked' sorry? ha. are you from new england?(i'm in new hampshire.) anyway,i liked hearing about the background. i do find that some of your stuff spooks me. like people with radio heads,and stuff like that. i like a lot of the space imagery.
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