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Jazmina Cininas

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Project Description

Melbourne-based printmaker Jazmina Cininas uses the complex process of reduction linocut to create anthropomorphic images, drawing upon both her Lithuanian heritage and Australian upbringing.

In her work, the maligned dingo, Eastern European werewolf mythology, popular culture and ideas about femininity combine. The female werewolf appears on the fringe of ‘polite’ society, embodying otherness in its various manifestations – whether it’s other gender, other religion, other body type, other mental state, other sexuality or other species.

As these parameters have been re-negotiated throughout the centuries, so too has the female werewolf morphed, with each new incarnation reflecting prevailing social attitudes towards women, the natural world and ‘otherness’.

View Jazmina’s work or select an image from the below gallery