An ardent environmentalist, Gin Stone moved to Cape Cod from New York City and currently utilizes retired local commercial longline fishing gear; cutting, hand dying and re-piecing it to create her work. Humane Taxidermy and Creatures is a body of work comprising three-dimensional full size taxidermy pieces created from the gear and line. Themes of portent and oddity frequent her work.
Gin’s work has most recently been shown in Tribeca at The Untitled Space, at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, the Cape Cod Museum of Art, the National Prize Show (two years in a row) hosted by the Cambridge Art Association, The New England Collective VII Seventh Annual Juried Exhibition in SoWa and a major multimedia installation at the Ocean Alliance in Gloucester in association with Trident Gallery.
Artemis Capricornus was conceived as a representation of Artemis “Artemis of the wildland, Mistress of Animals”. Her Capricornus designation is due to her goat head and body made of used fishing gear. She is presented with an ax, which signifies the loss of her limbs. Thus, she has been rendered impotent by a patriarchal society, and unable to fulfill her destiny as the goddess of the wild animals, wilderness, childbirth, virginity and protector of young girls, bringing and relieving disease in women.
Photo rendered with use of evening long exposure and light painting with flashlights
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