Jun. 8th, 2015

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I've been reading The Nature Of Paleolithic Art lately, and this image, seen while out on my lunch break, reminds me of a practice used in cave paintings: the artist identified a natural formation (a rock, say, or a stalactite) which recalled some part of (usually) an animal, and elaborated upon that. Spray painting with a stencil, very possibly used here for the silhouette, is also an ancient technique - they put their hands on a wall and sprayed ochre from their mouths, creating outline handprints.
The combination of ancient techniques with both the physical realization and iconography of modern communication technology is a nice contrast.

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