Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Man at War








The body of this is made out of pourable rubber that is usually used to make rubber molds.  The animal resembles a man o' war. Despite its outward appearance, the man o' war is not a jellyfish but a siphonophore, which differs from jellyfish in that it is not actually a single creature, but a colonial organism made up of many minute individuals called zooids. Each of these zooids is highly specialized, and, although structurally similar to other solitary animals, they are attached to one another and physiologically integrated to the extent that they are incapable of independent survival.  

I was thinking about the drag community as a sihponophore, each drag queen serving a unique purpose and without each other, they cannot survive.  Man o war's are also genderless so I used feminine materials such as pearls, yarn and sewing string to decorate the body.  The masculine materials, the fishing lures and bait become feminine because of the blue glitter, pink heads and feather-like bodies.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

PRAISE THE GAYS!

prints available through Society 6.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Four Little Monsters

 Little Bandit Monster

 
  Cyclops Slug

 
Squid In a Shell
 
  Purple Horned Monster


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Early Summer Collages

 






Some detail shots of a few new collages I made this summer.  more in my etsy shop!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

LOVE SLUGS

video 

After creating "Consequence of Self Indulgence," I had a large amount of material that was loose but still tangled up and really unusable.  I took the tulle canopy from "Consequence of Self-Indulgence" and created two large slugs.  I treated the inside of the slug as an under painting and went back and detailed each one with puffy paint, zip ties and pom pom balls.  The form came from looking at images of Leopard Slugs mating, each slug has both female and male genitalia.  When they mate, they are impregnating each other simultaneously, the partnership is equal, neither one dominating the other.  The phallic form represents the penis and the glowing orifice, the vagina.  I added flickering lights, el wire and moon lights to imitate orgasm. Watch the video to get the full effect!









Thursday, May 10, 2012

Sausage Drag






"Sausage Drag"

I stuffed pantyhose with Polyfil and spray painted the tips with fluorescent pink. I then added tinsel to the pink tips and capped them with a spotted pantyhose.  I used hand dyed yarn to give the tubes "camel toes."  They are hung from a metal ring that has been wrapped in yarn.

I was thinking about Drag Queens after watching RuPaul's Drag Race. I began thinking about the body as a simple form that is gendered by decoration and ornamentation. The phallic forms are created by materials that are designated to women: yarn, pantyhose and tinsel.  I used the decoration and material to gender the original masculine form.