There is a spurious rumour that the Disney version of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is meant to be some kind of representation of the ‘seven stages’ of cocaine addiction. Now, whilst this is undoubtedly a load of nonsense the suggestion is that the dwarf’s names correspond to symptoms of various stages of cocaine addiction from changes in sleep patterns (sleepy) to mood swings (happy & grumpy), personality change (bashful, dopey) and development of allergies (sneezy).
This did however give me a germ of an idea so i set to work making Snow White a big ol’ cokehead gazing lovingly at a huge rock of Bolivia‘s finest…
Title: For The Love Of Pure White Coke
Media: Screenprint, acrylic, spraypaint and stencils, ink & paint pen
Oooh a big malevolent eye gazing at you! How very frightening! The evil eye is a surprisingly widespread belief that a look is able to cause injury or bad luck for the person at whom it is directed for reasons of envy or dislike. Be afraid, be very afraid for the eye is staring at YOU!
Working on cardboard is quite liberating as you can really let rip and let inspiration (if you can find any) take you wherever seems good. I think most of the cardboard bits are probably destined for the street although sometimes they can look good when framed. I suppose we’ll just have to wait and see…
Using just about all the paint, pens, printing equipment and whatever else we have kicking around these are a lot of fun to work on and this one even features a (largley illegible) excerpt from Hans Christian Andersen‘s story ‘The Darning Needle’. So know you now.
Title: Am i staring?
Media: Acrylic, spraypaint and stencils, ink & paint pen