Christian Gonzenbach


Skintales, 2006

Laser engraving on rabbit skin

Approx. 45 x 40 cm

Skintales is an extension of Great Stuffed Rabbit. Rather than the skin being used in a literal manner to envelope a giant rabbit, in this work, the skin functions as a canvas for illustrations that depict several different stories based on mythical, biblical and fairy tales, as well as made-up ones by the artist with the giant rabbit as the central figure. Laser-engraved on the skin like tattoos, these engravings instill a kind of permanence to these tales and take a viewer on a journey back in time to confront the rabbit’s demise.