Oil on Canvas
36" x 36" x 2" unframed
The hood can be described as utility wear. Our uneasiness towards hoods comes from carefully crafted narratives. Hooded figures are everywhere in art, literature, religion, cinema, cartoons- and most of them don’t appear in the most amiable context. The Grim Reaper, comes cloaked and hooded, as do the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Hooded figures appear in nightmares, horror films and crime reports.
Evil does not have a monopoly on the hood. For every hooded Claw, there’s a Little Red Riding Hood. But the good adopt a hood not to save them from extinction, but for the same reason, they are so beloved by the bad: concealment. There is much power in anonymity as there is in fame. Its mystery explains its appeal and provokes anxiety.