We’ve been working on the second head in our domestication pocket of the project; our He/She Head complete. The He Head, which could be seen in its neotenised state as a She Head is in need of stark contrast to help us reach further in to our thoughts about beauty and repulsion.
Why is juvenilisation in animals often more attractive to people?
Why are those animals shared, liked and commented on more?
We considered what is the opposite of neotony.
Besides the smaller eyes, the hairy face and the ‘wild’ exterior, we also considered the popular Mark Twain quote that sparked a number of comments, and the ideas we have already explored around parasites, dermatological diseases and other physical marks on a face that make it less appealing to others, both on and offline.
Our wild man is taking shape:
How do you feel about him?
As we begin to grimace by the wild man’s appearance, Katherine explains more about the process of creating him and the thought process behind her work: