Bunny Portia Memento Mori paintings are works from a series I began around my 60th birthday. This series explores several topics, including the passing of youth, and with it, the prevailing definition of female beauty. The starting point is my summer job during college as Bunny Portia. Depicting the passage from 19-year-old Playboy Bunny to Grandma with two hip implants, Memento Mori examines the cultural bias toward youth and idealized conceptions of beauty.
Interview with mplsart magazine by Juleana Enright
"Local painter Bunny Portia addresses ageism and feminism with her self-portraiture..."
"Twisted Playboy Bunnies (and other art shows worth your time this week)" February 2017
StarTribune 2015 MN State Fair review by Mary Abbe
“Art of the state: Minnesota State Fair celebrates a host of talented artists”