Marc Quinn (‘Self’)
by Marc Quinn
blood (artist’s), liquid silicone, stainless steel, glass, perspex and refrigeration equipment, 2006
HP: How much blood is used for each portrait and how exactly do you go about the extraction process? Do you feel physical effects from the blood loss?
MQ: By some freak coincidence, the volume of my head is the volume of the circulation system of my body, about nine pints. In the years I’m making a blood head I go and visit my doctor every six weeks and he takes a pint out in the same way as if i was giving blood. I do feel a bit tired the day after but one of the great things about the sculptures to me is that they are about the amazing regenerative power of the human body, in that I exist, and five of these sculptures exist so there are about 60 pints of my blood in the world and I’m still alive. (source)
When I see the Hannibal credits this is all I can think about.
Elysian Fields are back again this Valentine’s Day with a stellar line-up featuring guests JG Thirlwell, Joan as Police Woman, Doveman, and more. It’s also no surprise to anyone that they’ve given us yet another great flier designed by Lance Scott Walker for the show. Check it out above!
“Click for Title of Each Piece” - Sally Hewett
My stitching practice centres around ideas of beauty and ugliness and the conventions that determine which is seen as which. I am interested in why some characteristics of bodies are considered beautiful and others ugly or disgusting.
For some of my recent work I have been looking at plastic surgery, implants, use of fillers etc. – the desire to change anything which fails to comply with the conventional ideal, e.g. large noses, small breasts, fat bellies and bottoms, stretch marks, body hair. - Sally Hewett
366 Days of the Apocalypse
Michelle Blade, 2012
Acrylic ink on paper, 8 x 10”
X2737-0000 (by Max Capacity +)
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