Amy-Ellen "Flatchestedmama" Trefsger
Santa Photos / December 16 - 22, 2011
This project is inspired by an old, family tradition. I grew up being placed in Santa's lap every year with my sister. It started up again in 2006 as a joke with Ryan Crase. Our first one was normal, the next year we wore matching windsuit jackets and finally we did the 'shadows' piece in 2008 which spawned from him being a shadow for Halloween that year. Ever since then I've seen it as an opportunity to make art.
BIO: Amy-Ellen Flatchestedmama Trefsger is an artist who performs time-based and conceptual works. On September 18, 2004, she made a Public Declaration of Commitment to Her Creative Self. The event paralleled a wedding to display her lifetime commitment to the continued exploration of ideas. From that day forward, she committed to being a practicing artist and legally merged her birth name with her artist moniker. She was a founding member of the all girl, adult double dutch team; OntheDouble (2003 - 2010) and is a lover of snail mail.