These digital prints were all developed from photographs of human skin. The photos were imported into Adobe Photoshop and then resized, duplicated, distorted, cut, repositioned, and fused to create new images with multiple layers of meaning. Skinscapes deal with the qualities and processes of skin: fragility, elasticity, decay and regeneration. They hover on a continuum between abstraction and representation: Most tend toward biomorphic abstraction, and their precise location on the body remains ambiguous. They are at once recognizable as skin, but the shadows of hollows and folds, strange textures and patterns, and play of light on magnified flesh also suggest new, eerie terrain. Skinscapes take a fresh look at skin up close and, in doing so, deliver haunting images that compel us to look again at this mysterious stuff we live in.
ALL IMAGES BELOW ARE DIGITAL PRINTS. SIZES GENERALLY RANGE FROM 11″ X 17″ to 30″ X 30″