**introducing JINA!** Drawing equally on her background growing up as a stray and her experiences as a climate refugee, JINA!'s work is grounded in her homeland of Puerto Rico while embracing the multi-cultural environment of her first home in Hamtramck, Michigan, a diverse city of immigrants and refugees surrounded by Detroit. JINA! is now based in the Pacific Northwest.
Using primarily found objects, JINA! works by appropriating, subverting, and recontexualing the material culture of the dominant species, flipping the relationships between colonizer and colonized, owner and pet, local and stranger. Her work primarily deals with themes of displacement, migration, and the development of new identities. By ingesting and digesting small pieces of her works, JINA! also makes a powerful statement about late capitalist modes of consumption.
As a major figure in the emerging K9-punk scene, and with a deep commitment to the ethos and aesthetic of the chew-it-yourself movement, JINA! occupies the liminal area between anxiety, boredom, and relaxation, and challenges the limits of the concept of the "good dog." #K9art#chorkie#art#dogsofinstagram#JINA ! #punkart#dogpunk#aesthetic#baddog#gooddog
Is this the face of a killer? Mom and Aunt Christie got mad at me when I tried to bite the face off of another Aussie. She was in my face while her mom was petting me. We left the dogpark in shame. Now they are talking about training. #noswimmingtoday#baddog
It's all downhill from here. Someone has learned how to open the closet door and can get into the garbage whenever she wants.
Yet she knows she's not supposed to, hence the hiding. 😣🐕 #baddog#peachesthedog#dogmomproblems#furbaby
It's been a long day, with a lot of fighting between me and an obstinate puppy... and then he naps so sweetly. Both of us failed a lot today. I'm so glad he's sleeping right now. #sleepypuppy#baddog#badmom
In just the time it took to drop Ryan, Shan and kiddies to the airport, The Maligator cleared my kitchen table AND cooktop island, plus yanked my 35 year old Advent calendar off the WALL and piled the “booty” onto her bed. Finding “Daily Meditations for Practicing The Course” in the mix, I am hoping positively, she reflected on the errors of her bad behavior! Naughty Dixie! (She also piled some stuff on Lexie’s bed, trying to share the “blame”... I know and Lexi knows, Lexi is Innocent!) #baddog#maligatormischief#letmesaidBadDogagain#malinoisofinstagram#coalforDixie#naughty