March 23, 2016
Christy Lee Rogers
has both been featured
on Empty Kingdom. Her work is amazing, deep, and beautiful. For the EK Sketchbook series she has given us a peek behind the scenes, at her notebook, some work in progress, and the photographs that inform and shape her pieces.
April 1, 2013
Can you define shock value? What do you think of shock value for the sake of shock value? Is it cheap? Is it purposeful? Does there need to be a greater reason or meaning when pushing boundaries? Should such work be censored? Should any work be censored? Can we draw a line, or should judgment be based on a continuum, when censoring work? Would it be acceptable to put an artist's depiction of rape on the wall of an elementary school? The idea of what should and should not be censored is in large part due to the society, how, as artists, do you address delicate subjects to allow them to be addressed and discussed by society at large? How have you, as an artist, used or eschewed shock value in your own work to accentuate an idea, an emotion or a moment?