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Pop Art & VooDoo

Just want to take a moment and share what I have been working on.


Memento Mori

Acrylic and mirror paint on wood.

Memento Mori is Latin for ‘remember that you [have to] die’. Yet, this painting is not about death in the traditional sense. To me this means is that we have to be conscious of our own morality so we can decide what a meaningful life may look like.

During the creation of this painting I noticed that I was getting different results as the stencils deteriorated. I felt that was fitting because an individual’s life is not going to be the same as another person’s; there are going to be variations. The skulls are painted with a mirror paint so the viewer can see a hint of their reflection, because no matter who we are, we are all dealing with the same mortality. So, by seeing oneself in a skull, I am hoping to create a dialogue about mortality, equality, and what a meaningful life may look like.


VooDoo Doll

Digital Illustration


You may remember from the previous blog post that I am working on a set of illustrations that explore our anxieties and our vulnerabilities. VooDoo Doll is a continuation of this project.

This illustrations represents our physical and emotional vulnerability, and how people can hurt each other in various ways. It is also a metaphor for how religion and superstition can be harmful to us as well.


If you like the above work, please check out my other paintings and illustrations.


So, what's next?

I intend to keep working on the paintings and illustrations, but I am also in the early stages of a video project that I am excited about. I'll be updating this blog as the project unfolds. I also have a few events lined up, but it it is still a bit too early to go into detail.


Sorry if you are disappointed. If you want, I can go cut my head off.


Devon


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