Franz Xaver Messerschmidt
The project takes shape from the intention of producing an abstract form that represents a needle that pierces the skin, as an enlargement of this detail.
I have focused on the use of a graphic sign and typography for this particular project, the inspiration came from what I read about the artist so to focus on the information and have knowledge of his process:
"Messerschmidt went on to explain his interest in necromancy and the arcane, and how this also inspired his character heads. Messerschmidt was a keen disciple of Hermes Trismegistus and abided by his teachings regarding the pursuit of “universal balance”: a forerunner to the principles of the Golden ratio. As a result, Messerschmidt claimed that his character heads had aroused the anger of “the Spirit of Proportion”, an ancient being who safe-guarded this knowledge. The spirit visited him at night, and forced him to endure humiliating tortures. One of Messerschmidt’s most famous heads (The Beaked) was apparently inspired by one of these encounters."