This weekend, I've managed to make some good progress on my mosaic of Kateryna. Now that I can see her neck and added some length to her hair, she's starting to look like the actual model and a bit more of her personality is coming out.
The question has come up about the statement I'm making by shredding porn to create art. But the fact is, I'm not making an intentional statement, though the viewer is of course welcome to take their own meaning from this work. I chose these particular magazines for the simple utilitarian fact that they contain a hell of a lot of flesh-toned paper.
I've decided to try my hand at creating a mosaic, gluing shredded paper. The paper I'm using is mostly pages from adult magazines run through a paper shredder, creating small confetti. The surface is a 42"x60" sheet off a roll of Strathmore drawing paper. The work is slow going, using glue sticks and tweezers, but it is satisfying to see the progress, considering this is my first attempt at mosaic work. I will try to update the image as often as I can.