|Die the way you were born - screaming and bathed in blood.|
An exploration of the way in which cultural and social symbols take on and shed different meanings as the years go by. Words and images lose their original meanings and connotations, becoming faded in the eyes of society, or taking on new life as they are reimagined.
This series was inspired by three things:
Franz Kline's experience when he projected onto a wall an enlarged drawing of a sketch:"“A four by five inch black drawing of a rocking chair … loomed in gigantic black strokes which eradicated any image, the strokes expanding as entities in themselves, unrelated to any entity but that of their own existence.”
Julian Opie's provocative minimalist drawings, and their hypnotic linework
A single lyric from the Bird and the Bee:
"What's in a word if the word has lost it's meaning? If you say it all the time, a dirty word will get it's cleaning."
The images chosen for these nine paintings are, in fact, simplified drawings of crude body parts. But the vaguity of the lines allows the imagination to reinterpret them and project new narratives onto a socially taboo subject.