flora borsi combines human + animal features into a single self-portrait

flora borsi combines human + animal features into a single self-portrait

flora borsi combines human + animal features into a single self-portrait

 all images courtesy of flora borsi


forming a likeness between the animal kingdom and the human form, hungarian artist flora borsi has formed the series ‘animeyed’, which creates curious hybrid beings from two different species. the collection of self-portraits sees borsi situated side-by-side six separate creatures: a cat, dove, blowfish, goldfish, snake and hare. for each composition, borsi matches her hairstyle, makeup, and eye color to match the characteristics of each animal, dying her hair orange to mimic the hue of a goldfish and painting her face snow white to match the texture of a dove. as the artist stares at the camera facing frontwards, one of the animals conceals part of her face, matching their own eye above where hers would be revealed. the effect forms hybrid entities that play with the perception of the viewer and cleverly display the physical similarities between the human and animal features.

borsi matches her makeup to the silhouette of a cat’s eye

borsi is painted all white to match the color of the flying dove

short orange locks match the color of the goldfish

a snake slithers up borsi’s face to match its eye against hers

a dark hare replaces its eye above borsi’s own


About hobo hippie

Hi I am an old hippie, a "beat" poet and novelist, and digital artist. I was co -editor and publisher of "Alpha Beat Press" alpha beat soup, bouillabaisse and cokefish and cokefishing in alpha beat soup with my late husband Dave Christy. My novel "eeenie meenie minee moe is for sale on amazon books. my other blogs are http://tilliespuncturedromance.wordpress.com about humor and the weird. The blog is named after a Charlie Chaplin movie. https://concretebologna.wordpress.com a blog about world art.

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