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, .925 silver, hematite, pyrite, compasses, wood, acrylic
9" x 28" x 12"
Archival print on museo paper
Overall dimension with matte - 30” x 26”
Image: 24” x 16”
Protector reflects on man’s desire to leave something behind, the need to make a mark on the world, and create a heritage and protect loved ones even after he is gone. The heal of the foot is blistered with copper, compass, hematite and pyrite gemstones, leaving a trail of sterling silver chain.
Model: William Traver
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.