Selections from the series Across the Ravaged Land (published 2013)
Photographs 4-6 are of animals calcified by Tanzania’s Lake Natron (named after the chemical compound natron):
"The water has an extremely high soda and salt content, so high that it would strip the ink off my Kodak film boxes within a few seconds. The [alkali] causes the creatures to calcify, perfectly preserved, as they dry."
We painted the 221b wallpaper for less than $20.
By using coupons to buy multiple canvas packs, fun foam, and paint at Michael’s, we were able to use nine 16x20 canvases and one cork board to give the impression of wallpaper and a case wall.
Since the case wall is on cork, we can change it as often as we like.
I was asked to create a .gif of a house interior during an earthquake. The article chronicles the controversial aftermath of the devastating quake that happened in L’Aquila, Italy in 2009. I wanted to capture the movement of the “tremors” before the full-on earthquake, although this tremor is infinite, never resolving.
This image and the all the animation was made in Photoshop. thanks AD Erich Nagler!
Rebecca is amazing!
The Heavy Metal of Marilyn Minter (on Artsy)
In visceral and gaudy paintings, photographs, and video works, Marilyn Minter examines the relationship between the body, cultural anxieties about sexuality and desire, and fashion imagery. Minter is best known for glossy, hyperrealistic paintings in enamel on metal that depict closeups of makeup-laden lips, eyes, and feet—a liquid-dripping gold-toothed smile or a pair of glistening high heels splashing in metallic fluid. Strut (2004–5) portrays a muddied foot in a gem-encrusted high heel. Minter also photographs body parts seen through panes of wet glass, captured from characteristically dynamic and provocative angles that suggest the seductive, disturbing nature of glamour.