||Mar 13, 2014
||Mar 15, 2010
Arlington, Virginia, US
MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/dortchdesigns
We all have our own unique hopes and fears, dreams and pains, talents and experiences. Those near and close to us, our family and friends, know where we have been, accept what we have become and, still, gently allow us to grow. Such growing space provides the unique opportunity for the extraordinary, based upon my time honored belief that ....NO ONE IS ORDINARY.
A combination of psychological intuition, observation and experience has inspired me to craft visual interpretations of peoplesâ environments thru the medium of modern technology and materials. My experiences have lead me to create energetic dreamscapes portraying an odd mixture of human composition, emotional experience, and surreal motion that focuses on the idea that people are connected to themselves, their experiences, and to the world in such a way that we are not apart from our reality but a part of it.
The evolution of my work incorporates the use of ink, photography, and my knowledge of comic book art to produce images that focus on a panoply of experience(s) while using a build up of brush strokes and bold colors. Inspiration is often found by looking to past artists like Caravaggio for his use of light and expression, Boghosian and Peters for their mixed media construction pieces, the Furturists for the use of movement, the Impressionists for the use of color and brush strokes, and Bennett for his use of color and detail to transform portraiture to a vibrant array of color.
My current project is titled: The Privileged Series:
The Privilege Series illustrates what it means to be socially and financially above others. The underclass perpetuates the myth that achievement is possible for some, not all. Status becomes privilege and equates with money—new or old. The upper crust of such a society relies on minions, dropouts, and lower classes to get the distasteful and unworthy jobs done. Socialism and capitalism clash. This series brings to form in words, paint, photo, and ink the unspoken challenge we’d rather not hear - in pictures we’d rather not see.
The Privileged Series is a collection of over 100 illustrations in various sizes. The exhibition contains the illustrations and a series of mannequins that wear Anthony Canney’s clothing designs and Tim Cabell’s hair styles. The gallery space is divided into three sections: the Privileged, the Purifiers and the Other. The illustrations will match the sections.
The Privileged form an exclusive group which contains at least one who benefits and relies on the public taking advantage of a portion of those less fortunate in society.
The privileged don the ornate clothing and jewelry of money, beauty, and corruption. Their golden exterior and sky blue eyes belie any preoccupation with altruism, for commoners serve as mere stepping stones to money, power and useless things.
The Purifiers are combative and aggressive superegos especially in service of a cause to right this tilted world which is rife with impurities, sin, guilt and all defilements that color those who appear as different.
This master race of enforcers has ice for eyes that are covered by the consuming shadow of hate and tainted gold for skin. Their unending battle is to rid and purify the world, by divine mandate, of all the Other vermin which infects the earth. It seems a never ending battle….
The Other…is one or all who lack the wherewithal to fit in to society due to a substantial shortage of earthly possessions or status. The Other cannot camouflage their destitution.
These are nameless, voiceless faces who are surrounded by blue, like the sky or the ocean, forever reminding them that in all poverty, there is no way for them to go but up. Indeed, they serve as stepping stones in the babbling brook of life and the economy, walked over and upon by those so privileged to know the way to privilege is over and upon the backs of the Others.
At the reception, models will wear the fashion and hair designs of The House of Canney and Tim Cabell to bring the Privileged to life.
In 2012-2013 I will be looking for models for art openings in CA, DC, and NY. In 2012 I will be looking for nude and clothed models for a video that will play at the art exhibitions.
Thanks for taking a look at my profile. I have been very fortunate to find some incredible models and other artists to work with. I use this port to find other artists and models to collaborate with in the hope that we can benefit each other by pushing ourselves out of our comfort zones. I love working with different people because it allows me to grow and push myself. Anyone who is interested in learning more please visit www.dortchdesigns.com or contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
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