The New Ghost Assemblage Book is a compilation of visually stunning — and somewhat disorientating — found images that have been reconfigured with original artwork and colorful doodles. “The intention of the work is meant to be everything and nothing at the same time,” artist/creator New Ghost explains, somewhat mysteriously. “The aim is to philosophically define what this moment is about, a collection of everything and anything recombined under the ‘umbrella of postermodernism.’” We’re not even totally sure what that means, but we like it!
New Ghost recently sent us a couple of her favorite pieces from the project, along with an explanation of what inspired each. Check them out below. Support the endeavor here.
Bed and Breakfast
It looks at the relationship between a consumer and their material objects
as being comforting and definitive of their identity, or really how fear is
a prerequisite for the notion of “stability.” This is part of the “consuming consummation” set. I wanted to make this idea of “bed and breakfast” as literal as possible, which infers that the human could eventually be “eaten” only because of their comfortable and sedentary situation involving, and being “on/in” objects.
Spines are a girls best friend
This is an obvious play on “Diamonds are a girls best friend”. This
picture shows a modernized, fashionable woman with her face obscured by an anatomical object. Its my hope that the viewer would immediately be taken back by an “alien head” — sort of bringing to light that the average viewer may be unfamiliar with their own human anatomical parts (in this case an intervertebral disc) … and further, an implication that considering the “hidden aspects” of ones body requires one to “look beyond the flesh.”
What is linguistically considered strong (ie, a spine) is appropriated as
her “head” implies that as a modern woman, she is “headstrong” and no
longer vulnerable, even if her body language says elsewise. In displaying
her own alien nature, she is actually more interesting. Illustrated in a visual manner, also implies that the beauty advertising industry pays no
attention to a female’s intellect, or even natural (“ugly”) elements of her
body. Hopefully, it’s a good message.