Origin of Love



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  • "Origin of Love" is 13 painted panels which also function as frames for an animated gif. The sequence is based on a gif of amateur pornography sourced from tumblr and recomposed to resemble Gustave Courbet's "L'Origine du Monde." I glazed and layered sheets of vellum to approximate the digital decay of the original image.
  • In a fitting twist, a friend's video of the final gif was removed from tumblr and he received a notification of content policy violation. The original pornographic gif is still live on the platform.