R e b e c c a V a u g h a n A R T W O R K S r e s u m e s t a t e m e n t


Lure, 2001-present

Lure is inspired by the role of pheromones, particularly in the rancher’s practice of skinning a stillborn calf to drape its hide on an orphan calf. The stillborn’s mother, smelling her progeny’s scent, subsequently permits the orphan to nurse from her. Lure sends out my scent as a signal in a real and metaphorical effort to attract my birth mother, whom I have never met. By distributing and networking my scent to and with numerous women my age, whom I call satellites, I challenge the physical and emotional boundaries of the singular self as well as concepts of motherhood and daughterhood.