Jacqueline Fraser

An obscure portrait extracted <<daisy chopper accelerated>>

An obscure portrait extracted <<daisy chopper accelerated>> by Jacqueline Fraser

Artwork Detail

Jacqueline Fraser’s delicate constructions combine the elegance of fashion illustrations with allusions to the barbaric realities of our time. Fraser’s chic protagonists, often clad in designer fabrics, are juxtaposed with titles that refer to antidepressant drugs or military weapons. In An obscure

portrait extracted, this fashionista is blindfolded by her New York faux fur hat while, we are told, a ‘daisy chopper accelerated’. The 6800 kilo BLU-82 bomb, used by the United States military in Vietnam and Afghanistan, is known as the ‘daisy cutter’ for its ability to flatten a forest.

An obscure portrait extracted <>
Jacqueline Fraser
Production date
wire, faux fur from Chelsea NY
850 x 350 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2003
Accession no
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New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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