Friday, February 25, 2011

Week 6- MOCA Artist

Artist: Gun Legler
Collection: Portraits
Piece: Once There Was a Prison

The artist I chose is Gun Legler. Legler works on PaintShopPro and sometimes PhotoShop to bring his photos to life. He has also done some textiles and watercolor collages. The piece I selected from Gun’s collection is called Once There Was a Prison.

Once There Was a Prison depicts a young girl in a basement of some sort. She has no expression but yet looks like he is seeking some kind of savior. The basement is faded and the side of her face is shadowed maybe indicating that she is being pulled in: Like it's swallowing her. It's very spooky in a sense.