Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: Clarity Haynes

Breast Portrait Triptych

Breast Portrait Triptych

Clarity Haynes. Breast Portrait Triptych, 2002.

Description:
When Esther sat down to pose for the portrait on the far right, she removed her shirt and asked me to ignore the scar on her belly, which was the result of a surgery she had received as an infant that saved her life. I asked her for permission to include the scar, because in fact it was difficult to ignore. She agreed.

The portraits in this triptych are classically life-sized, so the experience of standing before them is often described by viewers as similar to looking into a mirror.

Medium:
Painting

Tags:
flesh, triptych, painting, body, aging, portrait, torso, portraiture, figurative, nude, breast, scars, asymmetry, bodies

Images
Breast Portrait InstallationInstallation shot: paintings, drawing and videoBreast PortraitWork in ProgressRadical AcceptanceBreastlessnessBreast Portrait Triptych

Location
Brooklyn, NY
USA

Contact
clearcraze@aol.com

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