isolate/desolate

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Created: 06/06/12
Last Edited: 12/04/12
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At a very young age I came to the realization that the concept of normalcy is largely based on adaptive qualities and how one uses those to blend in seamlessly to the mass majority. At a very young age I also realized that I had no desire to seamlessly fit into anything, be it the majority or otherwise.

I chose to create eight images, each being 8 inches square. The number 8 in numerology is said to be one of great power mostly stemming from revolution. In addition, 888 is also significant in the sense that one element of life is ending and a new one beginning. These images focus on the idea of deviation from what has been deemed both sociologically and psychologically acceptable. Be it political, religious, or cultural; each image deals with a level of isolation from normalcy.

Each of the images were shot digitally, printed onto Hahnemuhle German Etching paper for its texture, adhered to a balsa wood panel and painted with encaustic medium. I wanted to utilize the process specifically for its vagueness and manipulation of traditional form. These images were a product of not only my own psychological state but also by the work of Jodorowsky, Jan Svankmajer and the Brothers Quay.
  • All previous images are available both as prints (above) or as fine art encaustics (samples below). If you are interested in encaustic work, please email me as it is a completely unique piece every time bear in mind that alternative process is time consuming and also one of a kind.

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