i don't know what it is about slightly creeptastic looking art that makes me happy. i wish i had an answer for you, but i don't. i know what i like and i just like it. but don't get me wrong, things can't just be creeptastic and that's it. they have to have a certain amount of wit and charm. there needs to be layer and meaning, a brilliance that one can't put their finger on, yet if you look hard enough you almost see it and most def. feel it.
take hannah metz for instance. her drawings have these flat faced people that stand as if they are run of the mill, everyday, american pie, sears and roebuck catalog looking models. but something is off, not quite right. the model-esque ladies, hannah draws stand as if they are super hot and sure of themselves. but they are far from 'the norm'. the wonky, gapped teeth. the large foreheads. the stubley legs. the off centered eyes. yet these are the norms in hannah's drawings and the girls aren't sweatin it, nope they're still rockin' it. and shouldn't they? shouldn't we all? hannah thinks so. mmmm, that's right, girl, clock in and work.
hannah is a renaissance girlie, check out her website, where you can see her photographs and the models she dolls up when she can. be on the look out for a t-shirt line that she and her husband, landon metz are working on. you can purchase her work through her website or on government clothing. hannah also has a blog, and a flickr page..so be sure and check all that out too.
* how we go out version 2 by leslie hall.
** all images courtesy of the artist.