She is small – but mighty. And she is somewhere out there. I just don’t know where.
I present the street art of Uneone, an artist born in Mexico City and based in Calgary. His artwork has been displayed in galleries, contemporary spaces, wall buildings magazines and books since 2003 throughout Mexico, Europe and States. In his website, he states the focus of his work is the relationship between disorder, pattern and texture – most recently “human figurative monsters inspired by the eighteenth century by diferent artists who ilustrated the Dante Alighieri’s Inferno (Divine Comedy) he enjoys the interplay of lines details and texture and strives to create a visual reaction within each piece.”
My thoughts on this piece are circumscribed by the limited context and actual borders. I am not sure I am seeing the entire artwork. But with that qualification, it is still obvious that this is a monumental struggle in which Holofernes represents the monster with his sharp, grotesque angles – although Judith appears rather harsh as well. Especially with her orbital socket that looks like it is fractured, probably in the knock-down-drag-out fight with her intended victim.
Yet there is much else to be gleaned from this depiction, from which –
- I learned a lot about the muscles and tendons of the neck and shoulders.
- I learned a little about the pros and cons of buttock augmentation
- I have concerns about the lethal nature of Holofernes’ phallus
- I approve of Judith’s Grace Kelly hairstyle