26″ x 13″
Acrylic and ink on vintage leather gloves
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I use clothing in my artwork as a symbol for my body. Gloves for hands, dresses for the torso and stocking leg forms for feet etc. My body and its accumulated experiences are translated into tattoo imagery that are painted or stitched across these second skins. Feelings of Grief, anger, rebellion, love and connection are translated into snakes, daggers and hybrid beasts. This expression of personal myths via these elemental tattoo forms allows a certain connection with the viewer. There is a familiarity in both the imagery and the expressions of struggles that we all go through and therefore and empathic connection between viewer and the second skin element. I would like the viewer to feel as though they could wear it as their own; the images or words could be their own dreams or thoughts.
Net proceeds of Ellen Greene’s artwork to benefit Planned Parenthood.
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