Sunday, April 13, 2008

For Sanity's Sake

Ok, I don't know what will become of this blog in the future but I am a realist and know that there is not one person reading this. That's good; I'm good with that. I think to keep my sanity and to have at least one place where I can post my art, I've got to start posting here again. Never know what could happen.
I've been having a difficult time figuring out what to do with my art. Until I get a place of my own, my art is in the basement of my parent's house which is not a space conducive to creating art. So, for now, I'm on the computer. Since I was stumped, I a voiced in my last blog, I decided to take something that I'm very interested in and make art focused on that. I've had an interest in serial killers and insane dictators for years, probably stemming from my pipe dream of working as a forensic scientist or something else in that field. I decided to start working on a series called "the brutality of humanity". Started with Idi Amin:


I wanted the viewer to first see a person of seemingly high standings, someone who is dignified. I wanted a human appearance pared with a ruthless quote. Here is one I did of Himmler, one of Hitler's right hand men:

I'm working on one now of Issei Sagawa, a "man" who lives free in Japan to this day despite the fact that he has admitted to eating his girlfriend while living in France.

My goal is to introduce them as human, strong, possibly friendly looking individuals and allow the quotes to smack the viewer across the face. I don't know if this work is good, not sure people are interested in it but it's where I'm at right now.

~Pepper

3 comments:

I am known by many names...Zel is fine said...

what other portraits are you thinking of beyond these three?

Lupie said...

You are a great artist and the world needs to see this! Keep it up and maybe the world will wakeup!!!
Carmen

Calling on Kahlo said...

I think my love of abnormal psychology stems from Silence of the Lambs. There's a lot of figures out there...