Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Costumed Self Portrait Series-Purple Pussy

This costume was perhaps the 3rd one that I made. I think I made this around 1990-91. The frame is made of mild steel rods welded together, my attempts at spot welding. I wrapped sheet foam and then fake purple fur over the steel rods in some areas and painted other areas gold. I found an aluminum door knocker fashioned as a lion's head, as the cod-piece.

My old boyfriend, Glen Mc Beth, photographed me fooling around and playing with the costume. These photos then gave me the idea of adding the performative element to the documentation and turning the photos into part of the work.

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