This work makes me pretty uncomfortable…and there’s lots more examples on line! More disturbing, difficult and scary. I realized I’d seen some of her videos at a recent exhibit, Killer Heels at the Currier Museum in Manchester. They too were pretty weird and troubling but also kind of gripping and even beautiful.
Minter uses conventional darkroom processes. She does not crop or digitally manipulate her photographs. Her paintings, on the other hand, are made by combining negatives in photoshop to make a whole new image. This new image is then turned into paintings created through the layering of enamel paint on aluminum. Minter and her assistants work directly from this newly created digital image. The last layer is applied with fingertips to create a modeling or softening of the paintbrush lines.