Abstractions of Violence


The link above is to the slideshow of images, my first attempt to make a visual essay. There is an essay from anthropology linked on the right of this page. It has the same title, but the subject is cave painting.

The abstraction of something, is not that thing, this is not a broken femur, although I did the drawing from looking at a broken femur, I abstracted what I was seeing in the lab. But it does suggest violence, of some sort. No matter how realistic the illustration, it is still an abstraction.

For scale, that’s a normal sized coffee cup. I’m still fumbling around with words.

One Response to “Abstractions of Violence”

  1. Your femur drawing is really fabulous – an abstraction like a figure of a person when first seen.

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