The surface of the body acts as a barrier between our internal and external selves exposing the vulnerabilities between mind and body. As fragile and receptive beings, the past builds up and manifests itself through our daily actions and repetitive tendencies. Constant awareness of our physical forms and emotional states are visually impressed upon us. There is a strong desire to control our appearance and physical signs of well-being. The length one will go, to appear well and put together intrigues me. These preconceived expectations of self, become overwhelming, and the focus of our obsessive dwelling.
The presence of the body is suggested in these pieces, through various processes that reflect healing and destructive patterns. Veiled pieces are mended meticulously by hand, creating another skin. Etched impressions on copper are abstracted and deteriorated. Surfaces are abraded; etched; mended, and covered. These act to highlight the subtle and startling effects of our physical movements, mental states, and overall health.