Embedded In The Flesh Of The World series explores memory embodied; reactivating gestures, marks, punctuations recalling encounters with/in the world. Using my sensuous physicallity to create with natural/manufactured, new/discarded found materials. I choose to leave the marks of my passage, my making just as those marks have been left on/within me through my encounters. I am embedded in these forms.
Spiral as symbol of time; of cutting winds, and aeolian processes stripping away layers, depositing new ones, shaping and changing. Skin / Surface has a protective function, has depth - the more it is shorn away, the more we are exposed and the looser we are held together. Skin is shed and regrows as a continual process over time, thus opportunities are created, fissures gather dirt, winds redistribute, new life/hope glistens and gains traction.
EMBEDDED IN THE FLESH OF THE WORLD: WHEN THE SKIN IS LOST THE WORLD UNFURLS
mixed media painting (acrylic, yarn, mediums, recycled paper & glass on canvas in white wood frame; 2018; w 106 x h 106 x d 5 cm