Michelle MacNaught Works on Paper
Michelle MacNaught Works on Paper by Michelle MacNaught
Michelle MacNaught completed her life-sized self-portrait drawing, "Can-Cer-Vive," on October 8, 2011, by firing bullets from a rifle into the zone of it that represents, in black, her ovarian cancer. The deed was symbolically, and wittily, both a violent surgery and an act of war. Against a vicious enemy, Michelle mobilizes all her resources, foremost among them a blossoming gift for art. The skill and satirical bite of her "Chemo" series of graphics evoke one of her artistic heroes, Otto Dix, and model an attitude of beautiful defiance.