Tuesday, March 23, 2010
The meaning and significance instilled through choice of media is the topic. This particular art piece was created from old skateboard decks, which adds an entire sub-culture of significance to the piece, bringing to mind the sort of lifestyle and attitude held by skaters, punks, the colors give it a pop art like quality. In this particular case the medium almost holds more meaning than the content or subject of the art itself, however from the cartoonish depiction of a skull sticking its tongue does add to the playful and lighthearted nature of the work; another piece in the same series depicts the video game charter Mario which also supports this idea. The rounded shapes and shiny gloss are also characteristic of the genre. Not only in this particular work but in many does the choice of artistic media hold such significance as to warrant its own distinct interpretations and analysis.