This is the third, in a series, following previous version “10 Year Itch” & "Fun at the Fun Fair!", and has been inspired by the Elvis Presley and the song “JailHouse Rock (1957)”.
Similarly, with the previous version, I have taken a difference stance by taking it out of context, juxtapose, and displaying this within the prison cell scene in the song "JailHouse Rock".
Elvis is standing on a Disco Dance-floor, 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. Also, inspired by the Disco dance floor lights of the 1970s and later work of Angela Bulloch.
The upper Birds have been included from my previous work “Tug of War & Peace (2015)” which depicts two Doves (Birds) pulling on an Olive Branch with word “Peace”, ironically similarly from the lyric "Jailbirds" in the song.
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.
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