Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Process of Bruised

Earlier this year I made Seven Organs representing seven key body parts that keep us alive. They were shown together as a metaphor of interactivity in our internal body. These pieces were wood cutouts, and the surface was worked with fabric and paper, bound with bees wax.

Now I want to work on human tissues, as a deeper search for our internal landscapes and how we are connected inside. I am drawing the four kinds of human tissue, and filling my mouth with their beautiful names: epithelial, connective, muscle and neurone. As it happens in artwork, I have a general direction of where I want to go, I have to set the limits of what I want and what I don't. It is the work what dictates the path, being attentive to my emotional reactions, my body posture, the internal dialogues my mind embarks on, and most importantly, the connection to the creative process.

Here is what a corner of what my table looks like, with the group of art pieces I call Bruised. These will be worked integrating transfers on fabric taken from an Esmarch bandage, embroidery, drawing on rice paper and print. I just got a Pin Press as a gift, and I have been experimenting with it. Here is a sample of the process.

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