Janus: Ted Bundy

8.5″ x 11″
Polychromos colored pencil on paper with gel pen

2021 Vanessa VanAlstyne

Traditionally Janus’ look from war to peace. Janus is the god of doorways, reminding you, every time you pass, of the journey from one extreme to another. This Janus looks from evil to the illusion of normalcy. It is taken from Bundy’s execution photo, where his skull is exposed from the electric chair. This is the termination of his evil actions, and he looks from the goat horned symbol of evil to the abyss of the afterlife. In the end he is a normal man, so this evil faces that mortality and is forced to serve as a reminder to others.