Uniform by Lisa Strömbeck
March 2, 2013 § Leave a comment
I just discovered the interesting project Uniform by Swedish artist Lisa Strömbeck. This is what she says about the project,
‘The images in Uniform are immediately seductive. Glossy, luxuriant, and highly tactile. Full of feeling: the feeling of fingers buried in the fur of warm, breathing animals. Glossy, but not glamorous. Because the hands here are not the smooth, manicured hands of advertising. They are working hands – sinuous. They have a strenuousness that is part of the struggle. The struggle that emerges between the conflicting emotions generated by the work. Because do we see the animals in Uniform snuggling or confined? Are the cats stretching languorously or straining to escape? Is the poodle perfectly content or pleading for rescue? Is the terrier panting happily or feeling strangled? Pressed as they all are against the dead fur coat worn by the human. Stripped from flesh and devoid of a heartbeat.