Scars Beneath the Surface
intaglio on cotton fabric
12″ x 8″
“I wish to decontextualize objects and their natural form. An onion consists of many layers – when disassembled, the subject becomes shrewd and changes it’s form entirely. For this piece, I have used traditional materials such as intaglio ink and fabric in order to capture the beauty of the subject alone. My work here is an observation of imprints and layers – allowing them to create a connection between the depths of the human anatomy.”
“You’re doing a lot of things so well with these. The composition for them is really great, how all of the lines from the onion kind of lead your eye further back in. And also the use of the material. The printing, the intaglio print on the fabric is a really nice way to execute the kind of things that drew you to the subject matter of the onion.
In your concept you’re talking about how you want to relate it between human anatomy and that’s reading really well. What it’s reading so well is your concept about the layers and how things can change once you go deeper.
I’m thinking the best way to do that might be to make a further series of these because it’s working so well with the multiple different colors of prints. What if you unraveled the onion piece by piece and create a series of those images? But I also like how they kind of look like landscapes to.
You have a couple cool different directions you can go with these and I’m excited to see where you take it. But yeah, nice work so far!”