Wednesday, November 30, 2011

She's the Sky

A woman in the sky, or some part of, can be a Surrealist device. I guess Man Ray’s fabulous lips across the universe is the first image to come to my mind, but I think there must be other examples. In the case of the Anonymous Women however I am not thinking of just sexy dreams and desires, but of how glamorous women function in popular culture, what they hawk and promote, where they are supposed to be. And where they’re not.

Some skies, like the one directly above, are almost too beautiful to use. Almost anyone I put in there would look good, too good and the golden plains gave such an all American feeling. I had to find the beautiful face which would confront the viewer a little differently.

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