Collection of Wounds
I have a photo archive of past wounds- sunburn, poison ivy scars, paper cuts, road rash. It wasn’t an intentional collection. The photos span several years of my life, and I have only recently begun to group them together. Though this fascination with skin and wounds began subconsciously, it has since led to a deeper reflection of the resilience of the human body.
This series of paintings translates my own small wounds to canvas, focusing not only on the wince-worthy aspects of broken and bruised flesh, but the beauty found in the healing process. In addition to being a collection of very intimate self-portraits, my work examines the wear our skin goes through on a daily basis and the way the world physically marks us.