This was painted from crime scene photographs, taken quite a few decades ago. It’s an actual crime that occurred, Bianchi, better known as the Hillside Strangler, murdered enough people to be a terrifying figure at that time, before he was finally caught.
As an artist, I seek out intensity in imagery at times, as much as “prettiness”. To me, even a horrid sight has a rhythm, or a balance, that can be explored. I don’t take any offense- it IS a horrific image, and pretty unpleasant. I found it challenging to work with.
I enjoy art. All different avenues and aspects of art. I have been studying this piece and wonder what the purpose is to draw/paint this sort of picture? What message
was intended for the viewer? I am dismayed and slightly disgusted. I know of no one who would purchase this piece, frame it and hang it one the wall for conversation. It’s an honest question without intention of offending the artist.
It was one of the first crime scenes I ever saw photos of online back in the 90s, and it just affected me more than any images since. And I do look at some disturbing images, gory stuff, but the violence against the woman in those images really shook me at the time.