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Bushes & Succulents.
Photographs by Mona Kuhn. Design by The Entente.
Stanley/Barker, London, United Kingdom, 2018. In English. 128 pp., 60 silver and color illustrations, 10x11½x½".

Publisher's Description

Bushes & Succulents is Mona Kuhn’s artistic response to the ongoing currents in contemporary feminism. Reminiscent of Georgia O’Keefe’s floral paintings, your eyes wander around the graceful lines, not knowing exactly what you are looking at. The images are a celebration of the female essence — confident, raw and elegant, yet confrontational and unapologetic. The solarisation process reveals human imperfections, not only in the metallic brilliance of the skin, but also brings to the surface a woman’s struggles, strengths, and power.

“The frame reminded me of early childhood, at age eight or so, when I would jump in the shower with my mother. It resonates an adoration and child-like curiosity for what it is to be a woman. My intention is not to objectify the body, but to celebrate the female body and its essence.” — Mona Kuhn

Born in Brazil, Mona Kuhn currently resides in Los Angeles. Through intimacy with her subjects, knowledge of traditional iconography, and technical mastery, Kuhn portrays the complexities of human nature, both tempting and provoking our imagination.

The Artist Edition, An Edition of 30, includes a copy of the book and a signed and numbered print (10'x11.5') produced by Spectrum on metallic paper in a truly unique folding, die cut display case that can be displayed as an object in its own right. 

 


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