I’m still awfully pissed that my professors never returned our artwork to us students after handing it in for a grade… and then when we ask for it back, they say they’ve long ago tossed it in the garbage bin. Lovely, thank you so kindly, Professor Cunt.
Late night character design
This body of work is an exploration of the extent of cultural appropriation and encourages a discussion about it. I give the appropriator and the appropriated the opportunity to defend themselves and create a dialogue between them, while maintaining a neutral stance myself. I am not attacking those who appropriate, merely educating and creating awareness. I’m also exploring appropriation myself, and discovering the carying degrees of it within this visual conversation.
I’d like to make this a long term exploration, with a lot more participants as a form of generation-wide debate. If you’d like to be photographed to add your point of view, please do not hesitate to pop me a message here or an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we could work something out!
Carrie Mulligan Vogue
Plaster casts of the hands of NASA astronauts, taken in order to custom-fit their space suits. Houston, TX, 1968
Osmia Avosetta are solitary bees that build their nests by biting petals off of flowers, flying them back one by one, and gluing them together often using nectar as glue. Each nest is a papermache work of art that houses a single bee egg. (via)