Gluttony: Before & After
My intent is to offer my point of view with a nod to the humorous. I can’t help my Southern passive-aggressive upbringing. I was taught that lessons are easier learned if you wrap them in fluff that makes them easier to swallow. And…
It would seem that I will never be able to shake the notion.
But, I HAVE noticed a change. The first image is Gluttony: World’s Fattest Woman, as it hung when Psychomachia opened. The image below, was my first attempt (that has since been destroyed).
This circus tent version that I started with certainly had a great sense of humor, but I didn’t love it. This piece was a turning point for me. it was missing a religious reference, and THAT is what forced me to make a second attempt. But as I began trying to re-conceive this piece, I realized that the real problem was that it was simply too obvious.