Here’s my visual remix. I chose the Adapt an Artist’s Work option, going with Grant Wood’s painting American Gothic.
1. It must be said upfront that I’m not a Twilight fan. But in thinking about possibly remixing this famous painting, this was the couple that sprang to mind. I did a quick Google search and found only a couple parodies along these lines, and I figured I would add to the collection. I considered going with Snooki and The Situation, but I didn’t want to spend that much time thinking about Jersey Shore. Interestingly, though most parodies of his painting seem to depict a husband-and-wife couple, the figures in Wood’s painting are actually father and daughter.
2. I suppose I succeeded in “changing or reinforcing the work’s meaning.” I’ve done some past research into AG parodies, but I don’t think this effort really pushed the critical envelope very much.
3. I’m fairly happy with how this remix turned out, although Bella’s face looks more mask- than life-like. I chose a photo based on her expression and partial profile, and I struggled with adjusting the lighting and washed-out skin tone. She looks like she’s wearing pancake makeup, or like her head is a balloon hovering over her body. There are probably better photos I could have used. I like how Edward turned out; here’s the original.
And here’s my tutorial.
Well technically he is old enough to be her dad…or great, great, great grandfather. Oh this is funny!