Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Why do I find these girls so fascinating?!

These twins in The Shining have been a constant resource for my thinking. Even in the saturated colours of 'I Want to be Just Like You' they are still a constant reference for the sinister nature driving the work. But what is the sinister nature? Is it the loss of childhood in contemporary society? Is it a metaphor for that time when you are letting go of yourself as a child? Or is it the vulnerability of being a child? I don't know but all I know is that I find kids in  The Shining and and horror film psychologically disturbing! And for some reason I know they will fuel my work for many years to come.