Salem7 by Lee Solo
Deeply fascinated with the perspective and perception of the world from the point of view of an adolescent mind, in related ideas of nostalgia, mystery, curiosity and confrontation. My deep passion and interest towards horror movies, ghost stories, witchcraft, Halloween and alien conspiracies heavily inspires my creativity on the regular. Lacing it with pop and youth culture themes to animate these spooky beings in a sense that makes them more relatable to misfit teenagers.
I also just really dig making gang shit :-)
What is Salem?
Salem was a city that involved a series of witch trials back in 1692. People that were not considered a custom to the social norms were accused of being witches. Furthermore, some 'witches' were arrested, tortured and at some extremities, would be executed. Biblically, Salem was a city filled with 'wicked people' and to an extent, everyone who considered themselves righteous would flee to avoid interaction with these wicked afflictions.
Salem7 is a society for the freaks, by the freaks.
If you're a misfit, then we welcome you. With open arms, as a citizen, and a family member, in our upside down world.
Here we are celebrating the weird and the ugly and everything opposite to perfection, because I believe that in chaos there is also a form of beauty.
Because it means everything!!! It’s a symbol of life, nature, everything around us. There are 7 days in the week, 7 billion people on the earth, 7 notes on the musical scale, 7 directions, 7 deadly sins, 7 wonders of the world, 7 celestial planets, 7 colours in a rainbow etc.
According to numerology, the 7 is the seeker, the thinker and searcher of truth. The 7 doesn’t take anything at face value- it is always trying to understand the underlying, hidden truths. The 7 knows that nothing is as it seems and that reality is often hidden behind illusions.
Salem7 is colourful and animated and quirky and fun. But, ironically, it is laced with controversial, violent, erotic, antisocial, and destructive themes.
Salem7 is a harsh reality. We are surrounded by it everyday, but we pretend it isn't there.
So, the question is:
When peering into the world of Salem7...
Will you step back? Or will you step closer?
Are you one of us?