Art and Life

Deadly Images

Deadly Images

Everyday of our lives we are bombarded by thousands of different images that affect us in different ways, but there’s one sort of image that is most powerful. While it terrifies us, it also comforts, while it manipulates, it’s also reassures; it is the image of death. 

We are all drawn to images of death. We build graveyards and monuments to the dead and their photographs fill our homes, but why? What makes us surround ourselves with constant reminders of death?

Self Promotion and Lies

Self Promotion and Lies

September 2004: The candidates were neck and neck in the race for the White House. George. W. Bush, would need to do something spectacular to persuade enough hearts and minds to win presidency and where better to make a statement than Madison Square Garden, NYC. His advisors understood that this event was crucial to how he was presented and they decided to exploit the power of art.

Human Body Obsession

Human Body Obsession

Images dominate our lives, they mold and define us, but there’s one type of image that captures us beyond any other. It inspires, manipulates, affects what we think of others and of ourselves; it is the form of the human body.

The human form has obsessed some of histories greatest artists. The range of differing bodies is breathtaking, yet there’s something that all great images of the human body have in common. Whatever their use, and wherever their location, the world’s most popular forms of the human body share this one thing.