Mark I. Chester

images from Outcasts

suit cut off
11/1982

 

This is from a scene at the South of Slot Hotel.  A businessman, married with kids, comes to San Francisco to explore his “true” nature.  Being tied up.  Being “tortured” or played with if you prefer..  He wanted to have his real world cut away.  So I made him go to Salvation Army and buy a three piece suit, shirt and underwear. I then tied him up and piece by piece, layer by layer, I started to cut away his normal world.  And what could be more symbolic (and maybe more poetic), than trashing the very symbol of that dark world; a black three piece suit.  Cutting off his suit was just the first step on that exploration.