Miscalibrated Internet Receptor Stalks
Miscalibrated Internet Receptor Stalks
Illustration for article titled Now we have the artists explanation

I think this, from the artist, Andrew Hickinbottom, is absolutely fascinating:

Her pose - the straight arm and open hand shows dominance, confidence and assertivness, the viewing angle with the men behind her and positioned below her eyeline makes them less imposing and more under her power. The artist in the foreground may seem to be pointing to her cleavage in 2D space (its a compositional tool), but in 3D space and in the story, he is casually informing her of the guy with the beard taking photos of her bum, and thus 'saving' her. He's seen this scenario several times before, as have i, who frequent conventions as an exhibitor.


I'm not sure how he squares her expression which screams discomfort to me with what I see as much subtler signs of any power she's wielding, plus the fact that he regards her as being saved anyway. I know people always walk away with different interpretations of any given piece of artwork, but so much here looks deliberate, and apparently it was, just to an entirely different point. Really really interesting.

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