COMFORT ANIMALS

Blue Onsie Cat

Blue Onsie, 2015, oil, acrylic and glue on linen, 23 x 28 inches

Comfort Animal Albino Tiger

Comfort Animal : Albino Tiger, (diptych), 2015, oil, acrylic and glue on linen, 54 x 108 inches

Smoking with Pleated Headdress

Smoking with Pleated Headdress, 2015, oil, acrylic and glue on linen, 23 x 19 inches

Comfort Animals depicts pets and purebreds as the epitome of status, wealth, and the decadence inherent in having immediate access to anything all the time, even living creatures.  Themes of self-indulgence, celebrity worship, race, feminism and how women are portrayed in the fashion industry all provide cause for the artist to turn a cracked mirror on herself.  Kennedy uses humor to lighten these personal pre-occupations, often incorporating amplified fashion into otherwise unsettling scenes.