The Swan, 2016
George Bataille describes the erotic as, “The transgression of corporeal boundaries, the breakdown of physical limitations imposed by human beings, who are customarily, ‘discontinuous.’”
Opposite to this perspective are views by Plato and the novelist Jeanette Winterson who beautifully asserts, “Even the most solid of things, and the most real, the best-loved and the well-known, are only hand shadows on the wall. Empty space and points of light.” Objects are mere holograms or earthly copies of their transcendent bodies.
This work grew out of my interest in alternative mark making. Can you make a drawing using only light and shadow? This work began in the dark room as photograms. They are made using flashlights, mirrors, a candle, and a feathered mask. The series is then scanned and output as an Epson archival print.
In this series, I am also exploring ideas about self-rivalry.
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