I’ve submitted a drawing to an open call, and they’ve asked for a few sentences about the concept of the piece, which I wrote,
‘The iPad drawing was inspired by a reed diffuser. The lines coming out of the bottle explores the uncanniness as a result of ‘bottling’ things up. The bottle represents containing undesirable images resembling spiders or pubic hair hidden from the public.’
I found this helpful in thinking about the concept behind the drawings I’ve done, and also as a summary to what I’m doing right now. The reed diffuser as something pleasant containing disgust and the taboo is interesting, because the reed diffuser is a wanted object in homes, and makes houses pleasant spaces; similarly, unwanted items like hair and spiders are found in those same spaces.