Harriet

Categories

Follow Harriet on Twitter

About Harriet

Blogroll

From Poetry Magazine

Hunted by Eliana Perez

By Fred Sasaki

hunt 001

Poetry magazine’s March 2011 cover art, “Lamp,” is by Eliana Perez, and is part of a series called “Hunted.” Perez says:

In “Hunted,” the patterns on furniture, rugs, and curtains come to life, transforming these objects of domestic comfort into portals expressing a pervasive world of savagery and violence. In these drawings, the hunters revel in the thrill of dominance, while the prey struggle in fear and agony. The scenes make tangible a thin layer of noise, always present but not always apparent in modern life. The images interrupt the ostensible serenity of the home, like the violence on the television, domestic disquiet, and daily news of struggle, strife, and war.

Below is more from the series, and here are line drawings, also from “Hunted.”

Perez_1

Perez_2

Perez_3

ABOUT ELIANA PEREZ
Eliana Perez makes drawings, books, and, most recently, flip-book style animations for stereoscopic 3-D video. She is an associated artist of the Booklyn Artists Alliance, a collective dedicated to exhibiting, distributing, and publishing artists’ books.


Posted in From Poetry Magazine on Saturday, March 19th, 2011 by Fred Sasaki.