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Laura Sue Phillips

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The series Selfportraits withNapoleon consists of romantic andstaged images of me nude with mydog. They are painted inwatercolor on paper in a realisticstyle. The paintings make light ofthe sexualizing position of theviewer through the potentiallytaboo interaction between areclining female nude and a lapdog. Sometimes Napoleon confrontsthe viewer. At other times he justlooks indifferent as dogs often do.