Home

Seduction Deconstructed

image by Veronica V. Jones

Nen Chang

We instinctively understand that splashes of bright red blood and pale, incomplete bodies are indicative of a violent, mortal attack on a person. We are horrified and fascinated by the gruesome spectacle, and are perhaps torn by the compulsions to run in fear or offer aid. Nen Chang artfully explores these vital impulses, and others in her figurative works.

The evidence of violence throughout her works is undeniable, yet the figures subjected to these horrors are supernaturally serene; not whole, but sustained by an unseen force. Does this force come from within their spirit or the world around them? Other of Ms. Chang’s characters are whole, but still bloodied. Active participants perhaps, in the commission of sinister acts of violence?

The seemingly delicate injured yet powerful creatures who may be broken but are not beaten will be what lingers in your mind long after your visit. That they are so viciously transformed and yet live may be an indication that their injuries are not physical, but spiritual. Trauma no less excruciating, but thought their will and determination they survive, and perhaps even thrive.

Written by in August of 2022. Last edited August 2022.

Related Features

A. Andrew Gonzalez

A radiant woman gazes into the distance. A man and woman exchange spiritual energies. A transcendent woman holds her hands to her chest.

Bao Pham

A nude woman wearing a glowing pearl stands, her mouth agape, revealing long sharp teeth. An emaciated, ghostly pale woman sits nude, fingering her long white hair. A cute bee creature skewers a butterfly with one of her claws. A pale woman is clothed in darkness, her naked chest covered in bright red blood.

Alien1452

A breasty anime babe with long dark hair in black leather straps. A perky young woman with purple hair in a cling-wrap outfit. A red-headed anime babe with large breasts and a skimpy uniform.

Phil Laskey

a large-breasted muscular woman carries the weapons of war. A blond woman with large breasts peaking out of an unzipped flight suit proudly stands. A large-breasted woman in tattered clothing is assailed by many dark red tentacles.

Carlo Arellano

A fresh cowgirl zombie in a novelty top, missing half of an arm. A western gunslinger with a tall hat and  cybernetic arm. A slender blond woman with minimal goth clothing and a big machete. A pretty blond girl in a bikini, equipped with a huge cybernetic arm. A young viking warrior with long red hair and a big hammer. A troll woman with large hind legs and greenish skin.

Comments

Be the first to comment!