Friday, October 19, 2012

Here is a digital painting a did a couple weeks ago for a villain assignment. I chose a true villain, Ted Bundy. I had to do a bit of research on him and found some things pretty disturbing but one of the most surprising was an interview that was posted to Youtube, (http://youtu.be/xzYvtF_ukoQ ) it was his last interview before the day of his execution. He spoke very strongly against the threat of pornography, note that this was back when the internet was just getting started and pornography has spread like a plague since then. I just think it's very interesting when both the most righteous of men and the most wicked and evil of men agree about a single truth that they've observed from two completely different perspectives.
In the image I've done I made a few intentional choices compositionally, one, I chose to make the viewer interact with the picture by being  the victim of Ted Bundy, when looking up from the grave you are the one being burried. Second, I placed the moon and the circular opening of trees directly behind Ted's head. I had hoped that the end result would conseptually feel like an eye starring down. I don't know if I ever really accomplished that second point. It's a pretty dark image but i suppose so is the context.