Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Another Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood of Good and Evil

Theory of Hate
Medium: Encaustic Wax Collage
Size: 20" H x 20" W and 4" deep
Artist:Judy Vars

This is the piece I did for Bryan and Josh, they are my computer techies, and have a heavy metal band; Theory of Hate http://www.myspace.com/theoryofhate This macabe piece was way fun to create. Sometimes people wonder where these sick ideas come from and why?
I don't know. I do like to be scared; but by things like vampires, ghouls, ghosts, monsters, from lore and imagination. On the other hand I hate movies that are too frightening like; Silence of the Lambs, SAW, the kind of movies with henious things done to other human beings, bizarre psychological thrillers, plots like hunting people, eating people, dismembering and the like. I Hate those kind of movies, with the exception of Sweeny Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Jonny Depp is sooooo sexy and the movie is too cool. I'll pay when those images get stuck in my head and sub-conscious and occasionally unearth themselves popping up in a nightmare. To create this work of art, I just went to a dark place that i hate and let my dark muse Lilith take over.
Currently reading: Stiff - The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
excerpt page 47: Robert...took me for the first time to the dissecting room...at the sight of that terrible charnel-house-fragments of limbs, the grinning heads and gaping skulls, the bloody quagmire underfoot and the atrocious smell it gave off, the swarms of sparrows wrangling over scraps of ling, the rats in their corner gnawing the bleeding vertebrae-such a feeling of revulsion possessed me that I lept through the window of the dissecting room and fled for home as though Death and all his hideous train were at my heels.


annie kelleher said...

haha - i read that and now im reading SPOOK - her next one... not quite as funny i thought, but then she pretty much makes fun of people who think they talk to dead people :)

P.A. GIbbons said...

Hey Judy! Very cool encaustic piece and I wish you luck in getting it into the R and F show. I have a few pieces, but I don't think what I have is quite suitable. Wait..I have a shrine I did in encaustic...to my daughter. I don't even know when the due date etc. is..

That book sounds cool..I am reading Maya Angelou's "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings". Very good.

Hugs from your gf in NY where it is getting colder by the minute. Thanks for your artic air, lol.

JILLblog said...


Ran across this and thought of you.

A competition for those that work in wax. Check it out.


Maria said...

fantastic piece! We think alike!
All the best, Maria

Judy Vars said...

Thank you Jill I will check it out.