Friday, 7 December 2012

Beauty in the Beast.

Earlier this month I was asked to take part in a project with Jack In Water in which artists responded to their songs. My given song Beauty in the Beast was beautiful and haunting, yet conjured up imagery of vanity, vice and debauchery.

You can listen for yourself here and here are some of the lyrics that inspired me:

'Eyes are misleading
Forget yourself
But don’t fall asleep
The beast isn’t creeping
You're just sleeping
Forget yourself

And if you do
This place will change
An until you do
The beast stays vain
And the minute she forgets
That they're only friends
It starts to get frightening
And the minute she forgets
This never ends
Their moves inspire me

Have you seen them
What they're doing
In the city while we sleep
Can you feel it
What they're doing
In the city'

Trying to create a roughed up portrait of the beauty, I surrounded her heavily made-up face with angelic loose locks. A soft yet dark feathered mask provides contrast and draws on the idea of darkness behind light to be found within the song.

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