Eva Stenram: 'Parts'


Eva Stenram’s Parts uses 1960's pin-up photographs as its source material. The pictures are digitally altered, obliterating most of the model and leaving only a leg intact. The resultant mood is macabre – the severed limb does not entice and the original photograph's erotic effect is turned on its head. When just one leg of the model remains, this leg calls attention to the rest of the scene. Viewers may try to piece together the original position of the model, or perhaps accept the leg as an absurd interior decoration or prop.

The result is a very artificial and theatrical image even though the depiction of the model is drastically censored and cut. As all the flesh is removed from the pin-up images, the viewer is left to revel in the textures and materials of the stockings, footwear and interior decor.