by Heather Rose
Heather Rose. Artist from New England, Friend to rabbits, Ice Hockey enthusiast. Queen of papercuts.
by Heather Rose
“A young woman was restrained, force-fed and injected with cosmetics in a high street shop window as part of a hard-hitting protest against animal testing.
Jacqueline Traide was tortured in front of hundreds of horrified shoppers in a bid to raise awareness and end the practise.
The 24-year-old endured 10 hours of experiments, which included having her hair shaved and irritants squirted in her eyes, as part of a worldwide campaign by Lush Cosmetics and The Humane Society.
The disturbing stunt took place in Lush’s Regent Street store, one of the UK’s busiest shopping streets.
Jacqueline appeared genuinely terrified as she was pinned down on a bench and had her mouth stretched open with two metal hooks while a man in a white coat force-fed her until she choked and gagged.
The artist was also injected with numerous needles, had her skin braised and lotions and creams smeared across her face.
Passers-by were gobsmacked to see Jacqueline, a social sculpture student at Oxford Brookes University, forced to have a section of her head shaved.
The gruesome spectacle aimed to highlight the cruelty inflicted on animals during cosmetic laboratory tests and raise awareness that animal testing is still a common practise.
The Humane Society International and Lush Cosmetics have joined forces to launch the largest-ever global campaign to end animal testing for cosmetics.
The campaign, launched to coincide with World Week for Animals in Laboratories, is being rolled out simultaneously in over 700 Lush Ltd shops across forty-seven countries including the United States, Canada, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Russia.
Lush campaign manager Tamsin Omond said: “The ironic thing is that if it was a beagle in the window and we were doing all these things to it, we’d have the police and RSPCA here in minutes.
“But somewhere in the world, this kind of thing is happening to an animal every few seconds on average.
“The difference is, it’s normally hidden. We need to remind people it is still going on.”
For more information about the campaign, visit www.fightinganimaltesting.com”
I HOPE EVERYONE READS THIS AND REBLOGS IT!
"Sheena and Sheetiva: Siamese Sisters"
My piece for the Anatomically Correct show at Slushbox Gallery.
model is Sheena (disgustinghuman.tumblr.com)
Oh, lady dear, hast thou no fear?
Why and what art thou dreaming here?
Sure thou art come o’er far-off seas,
A wonder to these garden trees!
Strange is thy pallor! strange thy dress!
Strange, above all, thy length of tress,
And this all solemn silentness!
My love, she sleeps! Oh, may her sleep,
As it is lasting, so be deep!
Soft may the worms about her creep!
Gustave Caillebotte - The Floor Scrapers (1875-6)
Original on top, later version below
"Despite the effort Caillebotte put into the painting, it was rejected by France’s most prestigious art exhibition, The Salon, in 1875. The depiction of working-class people in their trade, not fully clothed, shocked the jurors and was deemed a ‘vulgar subject matter.’
The images of the floor scrapers came to be associated with Degas’s paintings of washerwomen, also presented at the same exhibition and similarly scorned as ‘vulgar’”.
Yay! After having this blog for over a year, I decided to do a little giveaway to thank all of my amazing-ball followers who have stuck with me since the beginning!
You will be winning 2 tickets for a preseason game on September 30th 2014. New York Islanders vs Boston Bruins @ 7:00pm. Seats will be in Balcony 312!
Please only enter if you know for sure you can make it! I will be selecting a winner on the 27th (Saturday) PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HAVE AND MAKE SURE YOUR ASK BOX IS OPEN AS THAT IS THE WAY I WILL BE CONTACT YOU
1. Reblog this post! Reblog as many times as you would like. It will increase your chances (likes will not be counted)
2. You must be following me. After all, it IS for my FOLLOWERS. ya know, people who FOLLOW this blog. k you get the point (I will be checking)
3. This is not a mandatory requirement but if you like this page on facebook or follow on instagram you will be entered 2 times for following 1 and 3 times for following both!! MESSAGE ME AND LET ME KNOW WHEN YOU DO! (sheetttt, im giving you free tickets I aint asking much from you lil asshole. just do it. pretty please :))
Decided to draw something for myself today and got really wrapped up in it. Didn’t think I’d work on it so much.
It’s a loose self portrait.