- ++ D.A.C.S.++EPISODES:I have been invited by DACS United to take part in their upcoming new exhibition called "Episodes".Each invited artist has been assigned to illustrate one of three possible episodes in the life of a sex trade victim.My episode was No.2, called "Enslavement".(V1= Red-Black V2= Yellow-Black)
The name of the new DACS exhibition is "Episodes". This exhibition is all about telling the story of a trafficking victim, through our art work. So we will be literally illustrating the "Episodes" of a victims story.
Artists illustrating the corrosion episode, will create a piece that reflects a girl being sold, tricked, or kidnapped into the sex trade. Key concepts for a Coercion centered piece- Kidnapping, tricking or being sold.
Artists illustrating the Enslavement episode, will create a piece that reflects a girls life being sexually abused in the brothels, forced to have abortions, and being beaten. Key concepts for a Enslavement centered piece- Beating, isolation, abuse, sexual per- version, loss of innocence, abortions, hopelessness, lack of love.
Artists illustrating the Restoration episode will create a piece that reflects hope and restoration. Your piece should represent that glorious moment of freedom and the hope of a new life. Key concepts for a Restoration centered piece - Hope, freedom, aftercare, family, love, acceptance, a new life.
- THE IDEA:
I decided to illustrate the moment a sex-trade victim is being abused in the dark, by yet another group of unknown men. I wanted the dark forces behind such an event to be name- and faceless, so I chose to work with sceleton heads as a symbol for death and destruction. The imagery is kept in a negative / x ray-look to point out that these scenes are usually happening in a hidden place, and are being kept secret, away from the public eyes.
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