THE COSMIC DOMINATRIX, 2000–2001

The Creation of Madam, 36" x 72"

Archival ink jet prints, dimensions below

In The Cosmic Dominatrix, I parody the male power, replacing them with powerful, frightening women. The Cosmic Dominatrix is the completely undomesticated woman. As caricature they become rapacious and grasping, a sign of the voracious appetite that accompanies the exercise of too much power.

Image from The Cosmic Dominatrix. Linn as Dominatrix of Curators in white suit with red scarf. Linn is holding a small toy figure of a man.

Dominatrix of Curators, 46" x 37"

The Dominatrix of Justice from the series The Cosmic Dominatrix. She is dressed is a silver gown and has a crown of flowers on her head and is wearing sunglasses. She is holding a sword in one hand and a scale in the other. On the scale are Barbie type dolls.

Dominatrix of Justice, 46" x 37"

Linn as Dominatrix of Art from the series The Cosmic Dominatrix. Linn is sitting in front of a paintings and painting supplies. She is wearing a t-shirt, smock, and green-painted nails.

Dominatrix of Art, 37" x 46"

The Dominatrix of Gender from the series The Cosmic Dominatrix. She is wearing hospital scrubs and holding a magnifying glass. In front of her is a tiny toy penis in a specimen dish.

Dominatrix of Gender, 37" x 46"

The Dominatrix of the Hunt from the series The Cosmic Dominatrix. She is wearing khaki clothing and a pitch helmet and is holding a toy tiger. In front of her is a toy man with hunting gear.

Dominatrix of the Hunt, 46" x 37"

The Dominatrix of War from the series The Cosmic Dominatrix. She is wearing camouflage and carrying two machine guns.

The Dominatrix of War, 46" x 37"

The Dominatrix of Gender from the series The Cosmic Dominatrix. She is wearing scrubs and is touching a scalpel to a tiny toy brain.

Dominatrix of Wisdom, 46" x 37"

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