Digital Collage
36 x 24 Inches
Free Use (Personal and Commercial) under the condition that the name "Vincent Chorabik" remains visible in all reproduced forms.
This artwork features Gladys Marybottm (left) and Phann Oakwood (right) engaged in some silly flirting, while Phann's friends argue in the background over money. While the collage depicts a simple scene from my Dungeons and Dragons (DnD or D&D) campaign, my goal was to integrate this DnD world into the framework of art history and contemporary collage culture. The title is a reference to "Just what is it that makes today's homes so different, so appealing," which is arguably the most famous collage of all time with a lot of history and baggage around appropriation. As a collage artist, appropriation is almost unavoidable, and I wanted to showcase that with the shutterstock hands. I also positioned the table in the background to face the audience in a sort of "Last Supper" homage. Someone also noted that the composition seems to reference "Gabrielle d'Estrées et une de ses soeurs," which wasn't my intention, but I love the connection to that piece because it is a seriously silly painting. My work "Just what is it that makes yesteryear's taverns so different, so appealing" is situated in a liminal space in some unknown-time and some unknown-place with some basically-unknown-people, and works to blur the distinction between the past and the present.
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