last wednesday our figure utilization class went on a field trip to the mutter museum to gather reference for our final project "on the human condition". basically, we just had to bring our sketchbooks and gather as much reference as we could of all of the assorted maladies the mutter had to offer. anyway, they have a pretty cool exhibit up of jivaro indian tsantas (shrunken heads) right now, but the one i particularly dug was this sloth head among all the human ones. it turns out that sloths or monkeys were often used in lieu of being able to obtain a real head to shrink (like a trophy after battle), as they felt those animals were the closest things to humans. my concept is loosely based around the importance we place on our physical qualities and how we relate to other animals by their physical qualities (primates). mostly i just wanted to draw a shrunken sloth head. also the sloth is a windchime, impaling lots of teeny tiny shrunken heads. gonna work on the color comp, but i have stuff to do for friday as well.