Mink Sonja and Chloe

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Mink Sonja and Chloe

1,295.00 2,600.00
  • Mink Sonja and Chloe
  • 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. Sonja is family, and the mother of 2 beautiful girls. I love her look of peace as Chloe rages. 

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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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