Energy Never Dies, 2016 Art Basil 2016 A handmade book with recorded thoughts of death and ink drawings on hand made paper with California native seeds. A miniature instillation under a tree, planted on cite after the exhibition ended.
Plucked to Death, 2015
Shedding, 2012 Hand made paper out of shredded diary letters. Over 50: 1”x1" copper plates etched in various timed acid baths, sprinkled copper shavings, T Pins, Loofa, red thread. Shadows, layers, scarring, shedding, printing, proofing, proof of being alive.
This work investigates microscopic cellular division. At its most basic level, cell division is a symbolic comparison to the process of printmaking. I am interested in things that lie beneath the surface. Living organisms may seem healthy but on the cellular level, the active cells may be mutating. Cells multiply, just as prints are multiples of the plate they come from.
4 stages of cancer, 6 stages of mitosis. I discuss exponential growth within this series. I explain the stages of cell division with simple basic biology illustrations in and above the surface of the paper, as it would be explained to a newly admitted patient.
Starting from a healthy human specimen, I illustrated cancer growth. Breaking through the second stage, growing towards the third stage, in which the effects of chemo therapy and radiation have taken their toll on the body.