Margaret Cho – "This Machine Kills Fascists"

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Had a lot of fun with the phoenix rendering trying to emulate a glassy gem look.

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Inks before they got all colored up and shiny.

Portrait of Margaret Cho for Erased: Asian Americans in Hollywood which opens Thursday, May 19, 2018 at Visual Artists Group.
"This machine..." quote is a throwback to Woody Guthrie's famous guitar. I've always imagined Cho's work as a weapon for social truth and justice and wanted to embody that somehow while highlighting her amazing tattoos.

Date
May 14, 2018