Phillip Charette Art Blog
An animal transformation piece with a fun twist. My rendition of the Alaskan Pig, with lipstick.
As an artist, things don't always turn out the way you envisioned. When I was making this piece, I was actually aiming for a wolf. :-) When my partner saw it she said "oh, you made a pig." I had to laugh. Since pigs aren't something we hold sacred or spiritual, what was I to do? Liz Googled "Alaskan Pigs" and three things came up. One was, of course, the infamous remark "you can put lipstick on a pig." So naturally, I kept it. :-)
Which is why the benefit to anyone who wants to own a piece of this history can get their own Alaskan Pig With Lipstick at a 20% discount if they order before the November 4 election. Of course, they'll still be for sale after that, but they'll no longer be at the "election sale" price.
All of my pieces are original, so this one is the only one that will look like, well, this one. You can order the snout on the face, as shown here, or you can order the face coming out of the forehead, as shown on the other. Even still, they won't look exactly like these images.
When ordering, please state 4 inch, 7 inch, or 17 inch. The 4 inch is $95. Regular price for the 7 inch is $575 and for the 17 inch is $2,000. However, the 7 and 17 inch masks will be discounted by 20% through November 4, making them $460 and $1600, respectively.