- Mink Christine
- Medium: Mink Fur and mink pelts
- Size: 40" x 30". Mounted on 2" foam, ready to hang.
- Year: 2012
This is from the series of "mink portraits" that I did of friends and family. Christine is a friend from art school. I have always admired her strength, and her art.
Mink is the epitome of luxury, an embodiment of the feminine, and a potent symbol of the male/female power relationship. Within the matter of each mink portrait is the the flesh, hair and DNA of beings that have been destroyed, mummified and immortalized for their beauty. The material instills its damned paradox into each artwork. It is exploited. It is revered. It is the softest manifestation of power, and the sensual result of violence.