Poisonous contains a lot of my recurring visual themes/obsessions… clocks, eyes, devils.
To start, I manipulated a picture of a skeleton in a museum display. I cut him out from the scene, and tok some liberties with the obscured areas (basically everything below his elbow) by giving him a deformed sense of proportion, and mutated devil legs. I also added in an intimidating phallus for shock value. The sinister nature of the central figure carries an impish twist as he gleefully sets about his task of poisoning the hearts of mankind
The proverbial apple from the garden of Eden adds a sense of temptation intertwined with the obvious moral implications of toxic sin.
The prehistoric fish from the briny depths adds a hint of savage bestial danger in his role as the devil’s familiar. The watch face in the background ticks of the remaining moments of the devil’s unwitting victims.