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Wall Art ~ Findlay Bros. Co. Fang-Face

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Here is more of the wall art by Natasha and her respite worker, Cora. The Fang-face girl is Draculaura from Monster High.  For background on the metal door see my Findlay Bros. Co. post .

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The juxtaposition Monster High referenced graphics and the Findlay Bros. door really emphasized the way Mass Media recombines to create new forms of media and referencing other media forms  & content. Consider the following points on expanding media development.

Natasha enjoys costumes & crazy makeup, dancing and dolls. My daughter became aware of Monster High through YouTube, that ubiquitous Mass Media transferral platform.  The Monster High Franchise actually began as a Mattel fashion doll line in 2010. It expanded quickly into other accessory items and a website with games, webisodes, plus other downloads & online activities. It also spawned a couple of song/dance videos – music available from iTunes. 

Of course the whole franchise is referencing the monster film tradition that goes back to Universal Movies, which itself derives from the Gothic Tradition in Literature. It should be fitting then, that a young adult novel series has also come been published, so that it all comes full circle; Mass Media is the snake that eats its own “tale”, Necro-media.

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So the wall art, images & this post repurpose media content and conventions. I used antique/aged photograph styles in creating the images, thereby extending the conversion and combination of other media forms and content. Consider this in closing, are the dolls toys/objects or are they another form of media? Is the metal door simply embossed with manufacturer information or is it a form of media conveying information? Where are the lines between media, message and object? How blurred do the lines become until everything is information & Mass Media ?

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Read The Basis of the Universe isn’t Matter or Energy – It’s Data and blow your mind.

Listen to Canadian composer’s Blurred Lines and get that sexist song of the summer out of your head; I know you want to.


5 responses

  1. Hmm… I don’t think I had heard of ‘Monster High’ before.
    Of course I do live under a large rock, as you know!

    August 22, 2013 at 10:57 am

    • elmediat

      When Cora first mentioned that Natasha was interested in the make-up & costumes from Monster High, I though it had something to do with the movie Monsters Inc. . Tasha wanted to be made up as a mummy creature. That night she had bad dreams about mummies on a ship, now she is back to watching Laurel & Hardy. 🙂

      August 22, 2013 at 11:46 am

  2. I love this wall art thing, Joseph. I think your Natasha and I could have fun playing together – we seen to have some similar interests. 🙂

    August 22, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    • elmediat

      She would have you acting out scenes from Willy Wonka movie and Laurel & Hardy comedies. 😀

      August 23, 2013 at 10:12 am

      • I’ll pass on Laurel and Hardy but Willy Wonka sounds like lots of fun. 🙂

        August 23, 2013 at 1:13 pm

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