January 30, 2011 § 3 Comments

the majority of rob greer’s work feels flat and shallow, save one or two projects. that being said, i think his mastectomy series is interesting.

*edit: uh oh, looks like rob doesn’t want to share his work outside of his own website! i received the following comment from him after publishing this post:

of course if you’re still interested in seeing the photos, all you need to do is click the link to his website i offered above in my original post. in fact, i’ll repost that link HERE just so that you don’t miss it. unfortunately not everyone is into open sourcing, blog community, or even… sharing art.

what these remind me of most is an excerpt from an article by phaedra pezzullo that helped me clarify my feelings toward breast cancer, rhetoric, and the efficacy of the Body in protest.

in the section copied below pezzullo is drescribing moments she witnessed as a participant and observer performing research. during one of the advocacy group Toxic Links Coalition’s “toxic tours”, a protesting tour of various carcinogenic pollutant-producing sites (often in unsupported poor neighborhoods) pezzullo observed and reported the following:

i recently discovered minneapolis plays home to an artist, kore, who runs tatus by kore (“soul-surfacing skin designs in a safe and sacred space”), has a “special tribe of women gallery” in which beautiful women have reclaimed their post-mastectomy bodies through a traditional tattooing experience.


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