The conceptually driven work of Pamela Rosenkranz both eliminates traces of the body yet also highlights its absence in what she calls a "human-indifferent universe." Attempting to escape the vocabulary of the corporeal, Rosenkranz is continually drawn back into its visuality, and it is this tension that makes her art so compelling. The artist’s series of branded plastic water bottles, for instance, are filled with skin-colored silicon,… Read more
About the artwork
Produced in Rosenkranz' trademark flesh-colored plastic material with which she also fills bottles of water, this knife bridges the gap between warm skin and cold metal, animate and inanimate, human and inhuman. In its present rendering, the knife loses its function as a weapon and instead becomes an in-between object. Engraving "Survivor" onto the hilt of the mock-sword, Rosenkranz returns to her favored anthropological themes of what it means to be human in this limited edition piece.