Angela Mary ButlerSeven Scars for Seven Stars (2014)

choomathy set the gold standard for bat imagery with her studied, Becher-esque typologies.

I’ve noticed a recent up-tick in similar work from far less talented image makers. But this images manages to distinguish itself in that it features a male bodied individual with a crescent of seven scars covering his mid-section.

It’s a strong image–and a glance at Butler’s work intimates she’s got some image making chops–but the image becomes more intriguing with the revelation that the scars belong to performance artist Miguel Suarez; who three days prior to this photo shoot enacted a performance piece where he lit a cigar seven times and put it out on his skin each time in the pattern reminiscent of the stars on the Venezuelan flag.

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