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Judith has a soft side

21 Feb

The Movie “50 Shades of Grey” premiered last week. I did not read the books nor have I yet seen the film. But Heidi Popovic seems to get the idea. Or should I say, Christian Pölzler gets the idea?

Judith and Holofernes is a series of images dedicated to the relationship between Holofernes, the baby panda, and Judith, his … trainer.

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Heidi Popovic, “Judith & Holofernes,” 2005, Pigment Screen on Paper, 70 x 100 cm, http://www.heidi-popovic.net

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Heidi Popovic, “Judith & Holofernes,” 2005, Pigment Screen on Paper, 70 x 100 cm, http://www.heidi-popovic.net

 

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Heidi Popovic, “Judith & Holofernes,” 2005, Pigment Screen on Paper,  www.heidi-popovic.net

 

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Heidi Popovic, “Judith & Holofernes,” 2005, Pigment Screen on Paper, http://www.heidi-popovic.net

 

No, I do not type “Or should I say, Christian Grey gets the idea?”  I said Christian Pölzler – who is the alter ago of Heidi.  Pölzler’s style covers a variety of  themes and media.  On one end of the spectrum, he designs intricate patterns with imbedded images that form wallpapers and carpets – reminiscent of William Morris, if Morris had been kinky.  His graphics are typically brightly colored and highly stylized depictions that suggest a broader story of the characters.  I keep thinking of Hello Kitty and Lisa Frank graphics – for adults.

Among the inventive wallpapers and carpets, my spouse loves the homage to William Tell, namesake of his hometown …

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Heidi Popovic, “Wilhelm Tell,” 2012, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Heidi-Popovic

 

… but not so much the other choices for the carpet.

 

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Heidi Popovic, Carpet, handmade Wool & Silk, 170 x 240 cm, In Cooperation with Harald Geba geba@geba.co.at and Bulldog Days, http://www.heidi-popovic.net

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Heidi Popovic, Carpet, handmade Wool & Silk, 170 x 240 cm, In Cooperation with Harald Geba geba@geba.co.at and Bulldog Days, http://www.heidi-popovic.net

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Heidi Popovic, Carpet, handmade Wool & Silk, 170 x 240 cm, In Cooperation with Harald Geba geba@geba.co.at and Bulldog Days, http://www.heidi-popovic.net

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