STUDIES FROM THE END OF A RELATIONSHIP #2
This is the second image in a series I'm working on that explores the events leading up to, and immediately following, the dissolution of a relationship. I love exploring change, and the effects it has on our lives. For many people, the largest change they will experience is the end of a relationship.
In this image, we see an intimate moment as a couple peels back one another’s skin. When we embark on a relationship, we hide our flaws and present the best version of ourselves to our new parter. No matter how hard we might try, eventually this facade is removed and we expose our true self. Once exposed, our partner has a decision to make: "Do I love this person for who they really are, or did I only fall in love with their facade?"
The two things I love most in the world (other than my family, girlfriend, and dog) are food, and food. So when Charlie and Danni from Emoji Book reached out and asked if I would be interested in contributing to their project—a book filled with artist interpretations of emojis—I obviously said yes. I wanted the pizza emoji, but it was already taken, so I settled for the next best food item: chocolate.
In order to stay true to the emoji, I enlisted Valerie Navarro to create a chocolate bar with a red wrapper. I wanted the placement and angle of the bar to be the same as the emoji, and the rest of the composition fell into place after locking that down.
The final result is a giant chocolate bar, the stuff of dreams :)