Monday, November 26, 2007

The Hopelessness of Aksak

I made two versions of this piece. One with the fish-lady and one without. The fish-lady comes from a Japanese book on human relations (dating, grooming and various sexual positions). I found the images to be funny and very strange, but useful for collage works.

The story is an odd one. Aksak, the beetle god, is shown to be floating hopelessly in the ocean with land in sight. Another Aksak appears in the sky, coaxing the struggling Aksak to safety. In the first version, that I created, Aksak is being coaxed to an island filled with three trees. The second version depicts the island with the fish-lady and only two trees.

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