Thursday, March 19, 2009

artist of the week

since i skipped last week's artist of the week (sorry! it was my spring break), i thought i'd pick someone extra crazy this time. victoria van dyke is a canadian, lesbian, feminist artist/photographer. she was raped when she was eleven years old and this trauma has caused her to create some extremely disturbing artwork. she is a self-proclaimed cannibal and placed herself in a mental asylum for two years where she received psychiatric treatment for cannibalism. in 2007 she chopped off her pinky toe, put it in a jar, and tried to show it in a gallery, the gallery refused.

see more of her work here

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