Artist of the Day- Marc Quinn (click on image to see more)

Quinn is an English artist…one of the Young British Artist group.  These self portraits…really really REALLY are self portraits. They are made with the artist’s blood! He had his blood drawn over a 5 month period…it takes quite a bit of blood to do this. Since the first piece in 1991 he has produced 4 or 5 others. The piece is incased in silicone and lives in a refrigeration unit. I know…so weird. I think the detail is pretty amazing. And watching his face change with time…but there are lots of things to think about…like…if the refrigeration unit breaks down…Marc Quinn’s head will turn to liquid!