Some finished lithonegatives eventually used to make cyanotypes. I took old photographs from a car accident my parents were in, made lithonegatives with them, and then used the negatives to create cyanotypes. The cyanotypes were toned with ammonia, and then eventually used in a hand-bound book.
Finally completed a large scale print on silk. The photo doesn’t really do it justice, but I was so excited to have just finished one. I’m going to spend the rest of tonight enjoying my small success, and get back to work again tomorrow. One down, a million more to go.
Another family photo.
Old family photograph.
Going through more old photographs. Thinking about that one time I made a bunch of fake cakes…
Names I was almost named.
Time to clean out my studio.
Wilke dotted her own skin with several tiny vaginal sculptures that she had shaped from chewing gum. These small sculptures decorated her body in a manner recalling the practice of ritual scarification employed by certain African cultures as a means of beautification. Given the presence of the vaginal “scars” in combination with the sexy, glamourous black and white photographs of Wilke, it is not difficult to locate the artist’s critical stance on the occasionally painful regimens Western women inflict upon themselves in their conformity to accepted conventions of beauty.
Women have become consumer products… like gum. Chewed up to one’s satisfaction, thrown out, and popped in like a brand new piece.
Marther Rosler -Semiotics of the kitchen
” … First of all, it took on television … and that’s why it’s preferentially shown in a monitor, a little box. And it is about a kind of framing of women as the creature in the kitchen. And so the box serves that function of the frame, or the cage, again. And it is … I purposely went for only hand tools, because I wanted it very much to be the idea of the tool as the extension of the person. So it was the woman’s hand, and then it becomes the woman’s body in a number of gestures.”