Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Retroaesthetic Pop

Kirk Demarais' The Torrances

I started thinking about what I could do to get in. I was talking to my wife, and she reminded me of a family portrait we had seen the week before at a sale. Then and there the concept just hit: what if I were to take the family portrait idea and apply it to cult films? The first film I had in mind was Fargo. And then I thought, “Oh man, the The Shining, what about The Shining?!” And so, just of my own accord I used colored pencils and did the best I could to semi-realistically depict what the families in these films might have looked like if they had just gone to Sears and taken a family portrait on the weekend.