Dermal Threshold

Dermal Threshold intertwinines elements of painting, drawing, collage and sculpture. Two and three dimensions are merged to create renderings of the human figure and its component parts. The shape and size of each painting provides a site of mirroring, providing a space to reflect upon how bodies become compartmentalized within their environment. The wooden stretcher bars act as a skeletal structure, the stretched fabric and dense layers of paint as skin-line membranes.

Glossy advertisements often promote ideas of flawless skin, a perfect veneer for the hidden grotesque interior. They present a fear that these unseen innards may come spilling out of their tightly sealed envelope. These works seek to reconsider the polarity of the inside and outside of the body by examining skin as a porous membrane rather than an impenetrable shell. Various visual strategies are used to highlight the unstable boundaries that exist between layers: between skin and clothing, between muscles and bone, or between painting and wall.

  • Stretched Membrane, Zombie Crossing

    Stretched Membrane, Zombie Crossing
    H: 58” x W: 58” Acrylic, Ink, Fabric, Wood

  • Epi/Exo/Endo Dermis

    Epi/Exo/Endo Dermis
    H: 70” x W: 44” Acrylic, Ink, Transfers, Fabric, Wood

  • R.I.B.C.A.G.E. (1) Represented In-flux Bodies, Cyborg Architecture, Geographic Enclosures

    R.I.B.C.A.G.E. (1) Represented In-flux Bodies, Cyborg Architecture, Geographic Enclosures
    H: 72” x W: 48” Acrylic, Ink, Transfers, Fabric, Wood

  • Planar Decapitation Discovery Site

    Planar Decapitation Discovery Site
    H: 72” x W: 48” Acrylic, Ink, Transfers, Fabric, Wood

  • (de) oxygenated cyborg heart (break/exposure)

    (de) oxygenated cyborg heart (break/exposure)
    H: 72” x W: 48” Acrylic, Ink, Metal, Fabric, Wood

  • Trans-territorial Zombie Cross-Coloring

    Trans-territorial Zombie Cross-Coloring
    H: 58” x W: 58” Crayon, Colored Pencil, Ink, Acrylic, Canvas, Wood

  • Subjective Line Zombie Mapping

    Subjective Line Zombie Mapping
    H: 60” x W: 48” Acrylic, Ink, Fabric, Wood

  • R.I.B.C.A.G.E. (2) Represented In-flux Bodies, Cyborg Architecture, Geographic Enclosures

    R.I.B.C.A.G.E. (2) Represented In-flux Bodies, Cyborg Architecture, Geographic Enclosures
    H: 72” x W: 48” Acrylic, Ink, Transfers, Fabric, Wood

  • Inflatedeflate (zombie puffer transitional vehicle)

    Inflatedeflate (zombie puffer transitional vehicle)
    Ink on two plastic sheets, each H: 90” x W: 48”

  • Stick Figure, tattooed and sent to the gallows

    Stick Figure, tattooed and sent to the gallows
    H: 60” x W: 48” Acrylic, Ink, Transfers, Fabric, Wood

  • Flexed Outline, Body Expansion

    Flexed Outline, Body Expansion
    H: 60” x W: 48” Acrylic, Ink, Fabric, Wood

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