My art practice looks at how tailoring patterns can be viewed as beautiful drawings in their own right. As drawings they are abstract shapes of the human form, preceding Abstraction and Cubism. Using...
Suits are the predominant international uniform of men in positions of power. The suit serves as a sartorial euphemism for male authority. Does Sir dress left or right? This charming tailoring euphemism has a fascinating equivalent in radiology. The John Thomas sign refers to the orientation of a penis in an anteroposterior x-ray. Curiously the John Thomas sign will nearly always point towards a hip fracture. Hormazd Narielwalla takes discarded tailoring patterns and makes their masculinity shockingly explicit. His pattern collages of penises serve as x-rays through the suit revealing the manhood within. Does the viewer see them as proud or ridiculous? Perhaps, like the x-ray, John Thomas exposes the vulnerability a suit conceals.
July 1, 2012
July 5, 2012
collage, masculinity, power, suits, male nudity, tailoring patterns, collage maker