12.04.2011

Black Swan















Movies hold a very special place for me - teeming with inspiration - and this past year my mind was illuminated by Darren Aronofsky's "Black Swan." A brilliant film that so inspired me that I drove home from the theater and worked on this piece for upwards of five hours.

My goal was to create a Jekyll and Hyde type illustration that explored the battle of the two swans (black and white) without loosing the inherent innocence of the young woman behind both. To date, this is the only time I've photographed my process - 100+ photos compiled into a short vid - I'm glad I did.

Aronofsky's "Black Swan" is a tremendous achievement and something I encourage you all to experience, if you've not done so already.

6 comments:

Ana said...

I love the video of pics, great work!

Bella Sinclair said...

One of your greatest pieces, methinks. Love the music you put to it. It makes me realize how your brushstrokes are like a ballet dance too. Very graceful, yet also strong and bold and controlled. Bravo!

I still need to see that movie....

Peter Breese said...

Thank you so much Ana and Bella! Greatly appreciated.

Bella - definitely see that flick, it's a wild ride.

Michaele Razi said...

This is just incredible! Lovely!

Peter Breese said...

Thanks so much Michaele!

Nataliya Di Giovanni said...

very intense! but so beautiful.