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My work and what inspires it -

"Trophy Wife"- Art Con's "Mounted" Show

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.

 

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