Thursday, April 2, 2015
When studying and working in Paris, I was doing Rhythmistic illustrations for MODE Avante Garde Magazine. I was based out of the AIFS office where Annick was a remarkable asset in this challenge. I showed her my work. She named the images "Venus". She thought it reminded her of the Boticelli classic. Not a matter of direct influences but one one reading compositional similarities or mood. Then comes the ravages implied in my Rhythmistic 911 Phoenix contrasted of the serene Euro-classic ' Venus on the Shell'. Both embrace iconic female forms to express passions of a different nature in a fantasy based setting. I tend to work without a model or photo reference…. I wonder wow Boticelli worked.