Self Portrait as Space Clown
THE VANQUISHED / Five Panels / Digital Drawings by Dawn DeDeaux / 88" x 160"
MOTHERSHIP II:SPACE CLOWNS
MotherShip II: Dreaming of a Future Past expanded the characterization of mankind in an imagined post-earth world reflected mainly through the portrayals of varied Explorers and First Responders. Portraitures present the protagonist-explorers in exceeding floral-patterned hazmat and space suits, colorful curvilinear patterns belonging to our place of origin, a place called Earth. It is imagined that even the most manly men now wear their flower suits like a badge of honor, a symbol of identity. Breaking with tradition, the suits are like FLAGS absent of straight lines. MotherShip II conveys this new alienation in comic, nostalgic ways: It's a new tale of Paradise Lost.