Mink Marianne, eyes closed

Mink Marianne, eyes closed
Mink Marianne, eyes closed - Detail
Mink Marianne, eyes closed
Mink Marianne, eyes closed - Detail
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Mink Marianne, eyes closed

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  • medium: mink fur
  • 34" x 27" 
  • 2011

In 2011 I executed a series of mink portraits of friends and family, and included this self-portrait. Eventually, I did an entire series of selfs.

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.

from "mink portraits: artist statement" 

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