Height 5′ 

The mannequin which provided the canvas for this work began its second life as street trash of Kenneth Cole outlet. Venus had no arms which for me enhanced her body lines. I saw her as a blank canvas which I could bring to life. I transported her home through the subway. Her disability required no fare.

My objective was to create an elegant, but fashionable, coquettish Venus. To this end I used a black silk skirt with semi-precious stone-chains on the sides where the skirt is revealing. Her bodice is composed of black seed-beads and black rosette lace applique. Her belly-button gem underscores her seductive natures.

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