Saturday, June 8, at Mokah Art Gallery is Art Con's spring, juried art auction, "Mounted"!! The theme is taxidermy because we are in the great state of Texas, after all.
I thought making a Trophy Wife would be a good subject for a 'mounted'/ 'taxidermy'-themed show: the dual-meaning that's present of her being "the trophy", herself, and the eerie question begged of how she physically became taxidermy, (what happened to her in her life as a trophy wife). I definitely wanted to make a sculptural piece for this because of the theme, but also wanted my career as an abstract, oil painter to be represented. I used a lot of pink to play into her juxtaposition of glamour and femininity with creepiness and solemnness.