Friday, June 05, 2009
Instructions for the Modern Man
Instructions for the Mod Man 1 by Bryan Loar
Just completed my first artbook.
I used the "instant book" technique described in E.K. Smith's How to Make Books.
The drawings are traced from various instruction manuals, and the cutouts are from S.L. Stoffel's The Art of Alice in Wonderland.
The underlying theme focuses on repression--the idea that modernity has somehow repressed our more animal instincts. The theme comes full circle with Sabato's quote about authors giving us the guilty pleasure of playing out these animal instincts in our minds via literature (i.e. books).
Posted by Bryan Loar at 2:05 AM