The Hound of the Baskervilles (2018)
The detective novel, “The Hound of the Baskervilles,” is one of the series of Sherlock Holmes by Conan Arthur Doyle, which begins with the story of the monster dog that kills the successor of Baskerville family for generations.
In my artwork, The Hound is a metaphor for transgenerational trauma such as radiation. The time of an unpromising wait such as half-life reproduces the death itself. In the image, a four-footed monster appears – moving somewhere – and a couple of monsters with their offspring looking at the opposite side.
The Last scene is connected to the first scene, and it expresses the time and space of an infinite loop of death and the doom caused by radioactivity.
Also, I got a hint from the methodology of medieval painting, and I imagined a much longer time difference between each scene.
This is the second version of the work. By using silkscreen, I reproduced the image so that it makes an infinite loop.