Right, ..having gone on about my dislike of some contemporary art as well as singing the praises about some important individuals in my life, let's move on to the monster! Monsters and ink- that's what i have called my latest enterprise. It incorporates my new found love of sewing, my old passion of drawing, my curiosity towards anything new, and perhaps a little alien too.
Those little monsters where born out of a simple need of a christmas present for somebody that basically doesn't need anything.
What better way to approach this then to make something new out of something old! I created this little creature after a phone application, and basically got so much response, that i went ahead and made more of them, out of whatever shapes my brain could possibly think of.
This little fellow was the start to something that by know promises to be something not only very exciting but also to be something quite lucrative.
I have thought up different alley's to the main focus -monsters-, and what came out of that by now is the idea, that people send me their old favorite clothes,- something they have always been very fond of or something they frankly have some very intimate memories to, and therefore can't part with,- so that i can create a very personal gift for them, or frankly something they love looking at.
The second alley would be the -ink- part, which incorporates not only drawing those little creatures, but also creating some kind of life around them.
The idea that i want to detach them from them being children's toys, as suppose to adult collectors items, brought me to the thought of creating a comic, i.e. giving them personas, and a life on their own.
What better way to approach this then to attach a very difficult theme, such as Kink and Fetish- to something innocent and cuddly such as my little creatures.So born was "Monsters and Kink", which will explore through different episodes what fetish actually is, why it's not scary but rather a part of the human psyche, and why people usually rather through fear of the unknown, then through actual experience with the latter avoid any contact to that surreal world.
Fetishes are part of our day to day life and although the majority of people still like to exempt themselves from that. It's a fact of life that "let's play master and servant" is not just some coughed up song from the 80th but much more a reflection of human interaction. There has been and always will be a struggle for winning. and denying that is frankly being ignorant.
Anyhow, that will be prime subject of Monsters and Kink comics, and has yet to be realized.
The third, and one of my favorite parts of Monstermania is Photography!
I have thrown myself into a pot with creatives and out came the monster-photography project under the heading of " give your old clothes a new exciting lease of life!"
Stunning models and incredibly creative concepts of nude photography mingled up with cheeky monsterliciousness will enchant your already confused mind !
So there- the three concepts that currently wont leave my mind rest , or think of much else for that matter, but i believe it's a great idea, and it will - if nothing else- be an amazing project.
I have learned and experienced a lot in the past two years! I have been broken, -been put together again, i have cried, i have laughed and i have been inspired like i have never been before, and so i thank everybody how took part in that journey, be it deliberate or unintended! You have all been a great source of knowledge and inspiration for me!
I can only wait and see what will happen in the future, but i am more determined, inspired and positive then i have ever been, so i say "carpe diem" and good luck !