Human Skin Rug



It's like a bear skin rug, but with a human. Artist Chrissy Conant made this self-portrait:
"Chrissy Skin Rug” represents my relationship to my parents. The rug is a silicone rubber cast of my bare skin. I position myself as a human rug on a wooden floor with an open mouth and eyes that gaze suggestively upward. Parental influences from childhood continue to suppress me, long after I have grown up and they have gone.

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OH TOO BAD IT IS BORRING FOR THE FOR THE MANY WANNA BE ARTISTS OUT THERE KNOCKING HER EXPRESSING HERSELF IN THIS AS SHE FELT. PERHAPS IF IT WERE A ANIMAL NEAR EXTINCTION OR IF SHE HAD ITS FLESH OVER HERS IT WOULD HAVE BEEN UN-BORRING. I FIND IT ENTICING AND WISH I COULD FIND A HUMAN SKIN RUG CAUSE I WOULD HAVE ONE IN EVERY ROOM OF MY HUGE HOUSE IN DEFENSE OF EVERY SKINNED HUNTED SLAUGHTERED DEFENSLESS ANIMAL FROM THE BEAR THE TIGER THE LION ETC ETC ETC. HUMAN SKIN RUG HAS SUCH A LOVELY SOUND TO IT.
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i've always imagined myself as a "ronnieskin rug"...a trophy of a huntress that places me on the floor right before her big old easy chair,just like a bearskin rug...everything is flat except for my head!...and just like a bearskin rug she has the taxdermist place a big nasty snarel upon my face...perhaps as an area rug beneath her furniture and coffee table...or even tacked to a wall for an interesting conversation piece...very interesting...an area rug shaped like a flattened out man...my aspirations though are to be skinned, my hide tanned and used for women's enjoyment in footwear
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Where are the nipples? the labia and asshole? It will be interesting if you can get someone to donate their skin when they die. Preferably someone with a lot of scars or interesting tattoos....
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Dave D, in other words, you love modern art because you feel like it makes you better than the crass, unwashed 95% non-artsy types.

So, it's not at all about the quality of the art or the sense it makes or the appeal it has as a work of art. It's about the openings, and the snobbery, and the free drinks, and the posing in front of artwork and coming up with profound things to say. Then, you can sound like you're the one who has his s**t together, and look down your nose at those whose tastes are too pedestrian or run-of-the-mill. Philistines!
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