From the Lick series, portraying human as sculpture – a multi media project documenting wounds and the potential beauty behind the healing process.
The portrait shows the wound in context, universal life experiences spilling from the body. The sculpture, a reliquary of the wound, focuses on good that results from purged suffering by highlighting those experiences as precious objects encased in vitrines.
Copper, sterling silver, glass, silicone, wood, acrylic
24” x 20” 12”
Based in physical loss, Regenerator translates emotional and mental growth through coping with grief. White hearts spill out of openings at finger tips to land in a pile of larger carved and distressed wooden hearts. The model is an artist who lost parts of his fingers through a woodworking accident.
Model: Steve Withycombe
Photo credit: Lucien Knuteson
Lick is also a book, a catalog of the portraits paired with stories and poems written by a variety of authors to reflect the sentiment of each sculpture.