Mary Bond

by flaunt

Once Removed drops web viewers into the midst of an ongoing project by artist Mary Bond. Bond's Tumblr features a background of images featuring Bond mostly unadorned—save the oft-vetoed female body hair, the occasional blemish, the face masks, the Call of Duty-type headgear—with an overlay of pink asks that seem to go unanswered by the artist. The intimacy created—like opening up a teen’s password-protected Macbook and heading straight to Photo Booth—incites equal parts admiration and disgust by Bond’s followers, and yet those commenters participate in a dialogue Bond is dually entrenched in and removed from, leaving one to wonder: Who exactly is the voyeur in this scenario? But even that question, in all its states of obvious undress, seems square off target.