Friday, April 18, 2008
Illustration Friday - Primitive
The topic of this week's "Illustration Friday" was Primitive. It's a pretty tricky subject, I wasn't sure what I wanted to say. I guess a part of it was being upset about the whole term, as if there's only one way to be, only one type of intelligent and success and everything else is not as good. As if progress is always better over tradition.
I was looking online for inspiration, a visual way to express this idea, and came across some Edward S. Curtis photos from the 20's. I really liked the way he chose to show the native American as proud and strong, and as specific people, not just a symbol for a culture long gone.
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