Self Portraits with Pig Organs
It's just a couple of weeks until the Shadowood Collective's group exhibition Betwixt & Between the Monsters we Dream, and I'm yet again gearing up by sharing some of the images that will be part of the show.
This diptych consists of two self-portraits, both with pig digestive organ meats. (That's stomach in the first shot and intestines in the second, for those keeping track of such things.) These shots are something of a departure for me in that this will mark my first time stepping out from behind the camera and sharing a photo of myself in public. The idea of temporarily taking on the role of a model was a bit intimidating since I'm generally pretty shy about sharing my own image, the pose here is both revealing and unflattering, and I am absolutely in no way qualified to be a model. Nevertheless, I decided to push through my initial discomfort and I'm happy that I did. Indeed, I think a certain amount of discomfort in art is a good thing, and ultimately it was a lot of fun to try something new. So enjoy the diptych of dick pics!