Fractured
Etching
18" x 24"
2016

Corporal Flux
Etching
18" x 36"
2016

Fleeting Perception
Etching
18" x 24"
2016

Forms of Being
Etching
18" x 24"
2016

Unsightly Progression I
Excavated silkscreens
2016

Unsightly Progression II
Excavated silkscreens
2016

Unsightly Progression III
Excavated silkscreens
2016

Unsightly Progression I-III (installation)

Folded In
Inkjet digital print, rice paper, lotion, thread
18" x 24"

Taken
Inkjet digital print, rice paper, lotion, thread 
18" x 24"
2016

Malleable Barrier
Inkjet digital print, rice paper, lotion, thread

18" x 24"
2016

Malleable Barrier (detail)

To You
Inkjet digital print, rice paper, lotion, thread 
18" x 24"
2016

To You (detail)

All that Remains
Excavated etching
18" x 24"
2016

Residual Obsession (On-going drawing)
Lotion (beeswax, coconut oil, shea butter)
2016 

Residual Obsession (detail) 

Residual Obsession (in progress)

Residual Obsession (lotion)

Residual Obsession (in progress)

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.

Copyright Allison Rosh 2017
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