This is a combination of previous works (see below), in this work I'm exploring the Balance of Celebrity Stars, by balancing one another off each other, and offering support. This is first inspired by Baby & Johnny in Dirty Dancing when they preform the final song, and by inverting Elvis Presley, which resembles a Hand-Stand. Although this would be extremely difficult to preform in reality, I think it makes for an interesting composition.
Balancing of Objects or Figures, is a recurring theme that I have explored in other works, such as work, "War on Terror: You was supposed to bring Balance to the Force, Not Destroy It! (2012)"
I have left the top & bottom Disco Floors, in order to make the work reversible, so that either Baby & Johnny (first image) or Elvis can be displayed (second image).
Works included in this work, "...because you're Gorgeous...nobody puts Baby-Bird in the Corner!", “Rock n Roll Star”, “10 Year Itch” & "Fun at the Fun Fair!", and has been inspired by the films with Jennifer Grey & Patrick Swayze in “Dirty Dancing (1987)", Elvis Presley in "Jailhouse Rock (1957)", Marilyn Monroe in "Seven Year Itch (1955)" and Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta in "Grease (1978)". For clarity I've removed the cages, and doves from above, in these previous works, and combined them to form a new work.
The two of the four Artists (Baby & Johnny, & Elvis Presley) are standing on a Disco Dance-floor, 8 by 8 gridded into squares, and represents a secret message in Binary Code. An infill square of either, Blue, Red or Yellow indicates a 1 in the Binary Code, such that from left to right it will display a Letter from the Alphabet, and forms words.
I have been inspired by simple outline drawings, in thick ink, with infill textures, and comic text, such as the work by Roy Lichtenstein, Michael Craig-Martin and Julian Opie, Angela Bulloch.
Limited Edition Digital Print 1 of 25 on A3 Paper
Digital Print on Paper