Jenny Saville - Branded (1992)
"Branded is one example of Saville using her own face on top of her enlarged body. Here, the obese body is raw and shows every imperfection. The body is inscribed with words such as "delicate," ‘supportive,’ ‘irrational,’ ‘decorative,’ and ‘petite.’ I think that these words could be a kind of internal dialogue in Saville’s mind or words that one thinks about when viewing a body in all its naturality. She grasps the folds of her skin as a kind of gesture that would be individually interpreted by the viewer. The body faces the viewer with purpose and stature and does not conform to the notion of a passive object to be viewed, but is instead very in-your-face."
- Art 1 EProject