DNAgesofman; Until it sleeps
"Until It Sleeps"
Julian Vayne was an incredible model, and this is one of my favourite poses he created in this shoot.
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This is my biggest concept to date and encapsulates mankind's struggle to understand its place in the universe, and the idea of Baphomet. The torso here is symbolic of evolution of both humans and of our ideas. The centre is the idea of chakras and esoteric anatomy that emerged
in Hindi texts, giving way to the discovery of molecules, verified by Jean Baptise Perrin around 1911.
The entire composition starts with blackness at the feet, exploding into the big bang on the legs, morphing into nebulae and DNA as the piece evolves up the legs. This then burst into symbolism of reproductive organs and religious ideas, chakras, and then evolving into our discovery of molecules across the collarbones. The piece culminates with the headpiece being the ascent of polytheistic religions and ideas of Baphomet, and from a physical and spiritual perspective, the Chaos and entropy of the end of the universe down the arms, culminating in a "big freeze" at the end of the universe on the hands with ice crystals and "Octarine" nails.
Bodypainting, Headdress and post production by Victoria Gugenheim
Model: Julian Vayne
©2012 Victoria Gugenheim