Look if you dare. Do the typical swipe before even blinking once. But beware if you linger.
This is one of my darker pieces, dredged up from the subconscious. If you stare at it you start to get sucked in and images will suddenly appear. The more you look, the deeper it gets. There is more than one way to look at it, and there’s probably some subliminal stuff in there that I didn’t catch. While I was working on it I’d suddenly see something and think “Oh!” Even I find this one eerie. As for the title, it helps if you know what a Gorgon and an Odalisque are, but it’s not essential, just hints as some of the ambiguity and resonance.
For example, that black salamander head on the left with something coming out of it’s mouth has a look like it’s been caught in the act. And what is coming out of its mouth? Are those snakes it’s eating, or is it its tongue, or are they legs? Are they snake-like legs? That’s creepy enough. You can find the other stuff on your own. I don’t wanna’ be a spoiler. But there’s some (lurid) stuff that is very subtle until you see it.
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I really like this image. If you zoom out, there’s a sort of yin/yang symmetry going on, or it could be a head on a pillow, or a womb. If you look at the details, you will find other things, particularly in the full-sized version, with is 20X30 inches at 300 dpi. It can print very well twice that large.
Giger fans might like it, as it’s got a bit of a Giger feel (alien/biomechanoid erotica), but also a good dose of Alfred Kubin (murky, nightmarish vision), but mostly it’s just me, and the greatest influence is the first 11 drawings I did using roughly this same technique. I spent longer on this one, though.
Here’s all 12:
It’s a series within my larger series, of which this is #43.
Here’s all 43 pieces in the series, which are all images done exclusively from my imagination, and unpremeditated, so far in a slide show.
Or, if you prefer, you can see them in a click-through gallery:
To see other posts about other pieces in this series, go here.
See a video about my first 25 pieces in this series here.
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