|YG: D-hand | ink on clayboard | 6 x 6 inches | © 2012 Darick Ritter|
|YG: E-hand | ink on clayboard | 6 x 6 inches | © 2012 Darick Ritter|
As you should know, I call this group of work the "You Germ" series.
The reason why I'm hovering around that title is the idea that I am not separated from you. Your ideas, gestures, cultural displays (clothing, hair styles, etc.) are almost impossible to ignore and have not affect (infect) me...
The You Germ series are intended to be a set of individual pieces prepared for typical gallery display (I have plans to cradle them in wood - more later), but I also want them to function as a conventional comic as below:
|(Might or might not be the final ordering of the images)|
Hell, I need to see more.
To help understand where I think I'm going, think about the panels like a call and response pattern. One "person"(panel) gives a sort of display with the intent of making a connection with the other (panel). The second "person" (panel) then draws upon their possible repertoire of signs and builds upon what was previously said to further the conversation.
And so on and so forth...