Monday, November 28, 2011

BEAUTY: Photography--Elaine Duigenan

Fine art photographer Elaine Duigenan became fascinated by surgical instruments. She says they "carry connotations of butchery as well as healing" and are "the means to open the body and put it back together." She therefore named this series "The Dreadful and the Divine." Although Duigenan is a fine art photographer, she often uses a flatbed scanner in her work, as evidenced by these ghostly images of a latex gloved hand emerging out of a mysterious black background holding one of these dreadful, divine tools.

Of course I cannot help but flash on the "gynecological instruments for operating on mutant women" from David Cronenberg's terrifying "Dead Ringers."

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