Friday, October 29, 2010

Noma Bar - "Michael Jackson"

Noma Bar graduated from  Bezalel Academy of Art and Design with a graphic design degree. Mr. Bar is known to utilize negative space, as evidenced here. Check his description of one of his personal favorite pieces below:

"If you turn your head, you can see that the face here is made up of the image of a baby. I pulled the image of the baby in the diaper from the mother-child changing station pictogram signs that you would see in a rest area. In the reference image, there is a mother changing the diaper, but I changed this. I made the baby's head bigger to become an eye for Jackson, but it's also an eye and mouth for the baby. The idea here is taking the baby from the mother and giving it to Micheal Jackson’s face. A lot of the story with Micheal Jackson was that the parents of these children sent their children off to the monster, in a way. This was a personal piece."