Wednesday, October 10, 2007

The Color of our sins are saturated with passion

Once shock and horror was sought out as a tool for teaching and captivating by the early church, so is the purpose of this image. With the current culture becoming so desensitized by the media and propaganda, an image able to create the same shock once incurred by any god-fearing person has become a necessity in order to create any sort of lasting affect. While the opposing images create a familiar scene, as the bite of temptation is depicted, they are also meant as a satire on the view toward sin of modern culture. With the seven deadly sins being represented through color in order to draw focus and appeal, the severity of the sins themselves are no less horrific than when first conceived. The central image is placed as the shock appeal so often sought after in today’s society as well as shied away from. The discomfort of the pose and the lack of appeal of the image itself helps to solidify our general dissent from purity and morals. The image as a whole creates an entirely different person signifying the transformation as one commits a sin. “Commit the oldest sins the newest kind of ways” - Bill Shakespeare pride-voilet (toe nails, right) envy-green (apple) wrath-red (shoe) sloth-light blue (toe nails, left) greed-yellow (snake) gluttony-orange (snake) lust-blue (the bit in the apple) This was my 260 triptic project. I know its a little different and slightly out there but I want to know what you think.

3 comments:

adam c said...

ummmmm....

Camden Hardy said...

There doesn't seem to be any connection between your statement and the images. It uses an awful lot of big words to say nothing at all.

So you're trying to shock us. Why? What are you trying to say? Are you disgusted by these sins that we commit or are you condoning our indulgence in them?

The shock value seems to be nothing more than a novelty, which leaves very little (if any) interest once the shock wears off.

M. Thompson said...

Triptych, not triptic.
Sorry I'm a spelling Nazi