Photograph of Artist ANNALEE BURNSTEIN
ANNALEE BURNSTEIN
Atlanta, Georgia - United States



Original Artworks (3)

Annalee Burnstein; Lurid Ambrosia, 2010, Original Installation Indoor,   inches.
Annalee Burnstein
Original Indoor Installation, 2010
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Annalee Burnstein; Lurid Ambrosia, 2010, Original Installation Indoor,   inches.
Annalee Burnstein
Original Indoor Installation, 2010
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Annalee Burnstein; Lurid Ambrosia, 2010, Original Installation Indoor,   inches.
Annalee Burnstein
Original Indoor Installation, 2010
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Artist Statement

The human body is a fascinating machine. Our internal organs are amazing components that are constantly hard at work keeping us alive. Most people do not even think about what is going on inside of them all the time. Many people do not even know what some of our internal organs look like. What is even worse is that most people cringe at the sight of internal organs even if they are just drawings. This is a travesty. Internal organs are physically beautiful, and they work in amazing ways to sustain us. As a society, we have been conditioned to have a self-hatred when it comes to our organs. In my work, I take internal organs and place them in settings to make the viewer take a second look, to make people see that what we are physically made of is not gross but very aesthetically beautiful. I also use organs not just as a reflection of what we are physically made of but also as a metaphor to describe what else makes us up. The internal organs are almost placeholders for what makes each person unique. We are all basically made of the same thing, but each of those things is extremely individual and exclusive to each person. I like to juxtapose organs, which are usually thought of as grotesque, with things that I find to be beautiful. Using this relationship, I create positive narratives that discuss perceptions of the world and different common ideas....

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