BLUE VELVET

"Don't be a good neighbor to her. I'll send you a love letter, straight from my heart, fucker! You know what a love letter is? It's a bullet from a fucking gun, fucker! You receive a love letter from me, you're fucked forever! You understand, fuck? I'll send you straight to hell, fucker!" - Frank Booth

I completely immersed myself in this film while working on this piece. It played on loop for days in my studio. I listened to Blue Velvet, the song, countless times; it already being a song I love.
I really wanted to capture the beauty as well as the sadness of this film, but have a slight nuance of fear.
Jeffery peering through Dorothy's dress is meant to represent his first glimpse into her life but also he ultimately exposes her heart on a deep level, in a way setting her love free. Free of Frank's violent prison hold. The shape of the parting curtains is akin to that of a knife's blade, representing the danger and violent world Jeffrey is unknowingly about to walk into.

Blue Velvet is beautiful and violent. That juxtaposition always makes for thought-provoking imagery.
Creating a visual that balances both of those contrasting elements is the most fun to work on. I feel this is really common throughout all of David Lynch's works.
I really wanted to capture the themes of love, fear and most importantly, heartbreak. Hopefully striking just the right nerve in the same way that so many of Lynch's films do.

24" X 36" SCREEN PRINT
REGULAR EDITION OF 150
VELVET VARIANT EDITION OF 75
SILVER FOIL VARIANT EDITION OF 75
BONUS:
8" X 10" SCREEN PRINT
SINGLE EDITION OF 200

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