In Suture, I create still-lives as metaphors for human anatomy and dissection. I stage and photograph facsimiles with materials resembling human flesh, internal organs, post-surgical and gendered body parts, and abject bodily fluids. The images depict the body as a site of danger and waste, and the punctured flesh and imprecise sutures point to our fragile relationship to the interior/exterior boundaries of our body.
32" x 40"
archival pigment prints
2011-2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

installation view -- MFA Thesis Show, April 2012