Thursday, June 16, 2011
4PLAY: SF - Consultant Chloe muse for painter ...
Chloe, the trans sex-worker who served as consultant and inspiration for FOURPLAY: SAN FRANCISCO, has continued her journey through life as muse for another artist, this time painter Daniel Samaniego. Chloe is a knock-out and a real sweet heart in "real life," so at first I was a bit taken aback by the artists' use of her image, then I was blown-away by his technique and amazed by the way he transformed Chloe into the mythological Hydra figure! Some Jungian analysts see dreaming of a hydra (or serpents in general) as metaphors for dealing with issues of temptation, which of course would certainly make sense given Chloe's profession. Samaniego's work reminds me a lot of Chicago artist Ivan Albright's deliriously scary paintings, which I adore, in particular his "Into The World There Came A Soul Called Ida". Enjoy! - Kyle
PS - For a Chloe redux, click-here for the first in a series of fascinating interviews I did with her last year.