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The King, the Servant, and the Mistress

Matt Nemecek's avatar Matt Nemecek

I am interested in the use of anthropomorphic figures to tell stories. The Egyptian gods Anubis and Ra donned the heads of the Jackal and Falcon respectively, while Pan, the Greek god of the Wild, was portrayed as half man, half goat. The early German animal fables of Reineke Fox depicted similar anthropomorphic characters that would later act as platforms upon which Fairy tales like Little Red Riding Hood and Goldilocks were later developed. This melding of animal and human form assists in the assignment of roles, temperaments, and ideals to the animal actors being portrayed, helping to establish their place in the world and the nature of their relationships with another. This body of work, entitled The King, The Mistress, and The Servant, is a modern reincarnation of an age old story-- two seemingly incompatible lovers attempting to escape the wrath of a jealous suitor, and the adventure that is sure to follow.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 9ft
  • Medium: Mixed Media
  • Width: 6ft
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 6ft