As a female growing older in a society that worships youthfulness, I have often reflected upon my changing appearance. Sometimes my exploration combines printmaking and my personal history of sewing my own clothes.
Written On the Body draws inspiration from a Jeanette Winterson poem: “Written on the body is a secret code only visible in certain lights: the accumulation of a lifetime gather there.”
Two layers of gampi paper printed with skin texture are loosely sewn together into an 18" x 32" shift form with suture-like stitches at the neck and armholes. The legibility of the quote fluctuates depending upon lighting, the viewer’s perspective, and the proximity of the layers to one another, so much like the complex interplay of interior and exterior realities as we age.
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