Ann Arbor Art Fair

The guys at Modati do a screen printing demo at Ann Arbor's art fair every year, and Saturday's theme was "circus" so I drew a fire-breather for them to use. I made it over just in time to see some kids pulling my screen:


Victory of Samothrace: Take One

Another poster. I needed to come up with something fast and I've had this idea of a Victory of Samothrace with a ghost head and arms that I thought would fit the goth-tinged bill. I got the idea from a line from Filippo Marinetti's Futurist Manifesto, where he declares the superiority of "a racing car whose hood is adorned with great pipes, like serpents of an explosive breath– a roaring car that seems to ride on grape shot is more beautiful than the Victory of Samothrace."

In his manifesto Marinetti was contrasting the statue with the automobile, which he thought ought to be the epitome of modern art. The statue, or what's left of it, contains all the dynamism and athletic qualities of the goddess of victory, but all Marinetti could see was a pathetic, wounded has-been.

I'll inevitably come back to this... the idea fit the assignment but I can explore it so much further.