Carnival is not a self-portrait alone; however it serves as an icon representing loss. Carnival (carni meaning flesh + val meaning removal) is a statue of myself reflecting on the hope of the riddled body. This is a votice commemoration of my mother and all women. It deals with the sense of loss and seeks to reclaim our humanity by focusing on the need to establish authentic relationships with our identity, bodies, culture and spirituality.

 


Carnival
1999
Resin, fiberglass, acrylic, steel, glass, wood, wax and digital c-print
58"h x 43"w x 16"h
Arlene Rush Carnival Digital Print
Carnival
1999
Digital Print
Arlene Rush Carnival Digital Print
Carnival I
1999
Digital Print
Arlene Rush Carnival Digital print on velvet rag paper
Carnival III (framed)
1999
Digital print on velvet rag paper
4 ¼"h x 3"w
Arlene Rush Carnival Digital print on matte paper
Seen and Unseen (Framed)
1999
Digital print on matte paper
4 ¼"h x 3"w
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