I started writing on it on my visual arts blog, but as its a purely digital sculpt I think it now fits better here. It started as a discussed I had with Craig Saunders who I met at an industrial/goth music gig where he was playing. Elegy is based off of one the industrial ambient music tracks of acolyte (AKA Craig Saunders, also part of the Sydney based industrial duo Novakill) . This piece is based on his track Elegy - listen here.
In literature, an elegy (from the Greek word ἔλεγος, "lament") is a mournful, melancholic or plaintive poem, especially a funeral song or a lament for the dead.Elegy" (sometimes spelled elégie) and may denote a type of musical work, usually of a sad or somber nature.
Listening to acolytes music, I allow myself to free sculpt/draw - creating works based off of the tracks.
This is the first of a series of works inspired by music. I will now go into sections of the sculpt, cropping in on areas of the sculpt/drawing/render/mix to make more abstracted images (almost as landscapes) to then become images to accompany acolyte sound cloud musical tracks. These works will be an iterative process and a way form to incorporate my illustrative/photographic dabbling's into my purely digital sculptural work.