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).

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