The Stranger | Jen Graves:
The rippling hide of a cow splashed across the wall at Seattle Art Museum looks like just that. But keep looking, and a previously unseen form appears in its surface. The form is a backside—is it part of the living cow still visible? Maybe? Whoa, no.
That’s a curvaceous human backside.
Nandipha Mntambo: The artist herself as a hairy, animalistic hybrid creature. Courtesy of Seattle Art Museum
A woman’s behind and thighs are at eye level. The tail of the cow rises up where her spine would be. No one is just one thing…