Cells / Selves
In simpatico with ‘essentialist’ tendencies toward the invocation of feminist core imagery, ‘Cells/Selves’ repeatedly incorporates centralized forms, signifying embodied presence. In my WETLAB I’m pouring and pulling ink across a smooth surface with a metal rule. The motion is rapid and tension is created by the concurrence of fluidity and precision. Oftentimes obscured or darkened in areas, the resultant imagery alludes to personal identity as shifting through transitory states. This repetitive action and its ensuing forms connote the layering of present experience over indeterminate histories – palimpsests of viscera.