Liquid into My Skin
I began this project in 1999, although I had already been exploring the medium of slide transparencies through a previous project titled, Scenes from the Autopsy Suite.
In 2006-2007 I worked extensively on the Liquid into My Skin project, acquiring more than three thousand new images through both digital photography and video. I have built an entirely new method of displaying this work. Hand-made boxes contain custom light boxes to display a series of transparencies. As in the original manifestations of the work, the individual components work in a method similar to chapter, as each box is opened to reveal the next part of the visual narrative. The internal light boxes are also removable from their cases, allowing the entire to be displayed at once.
Elements of Liquid into My Skin have been exhibited at the OCAD Gallery and The Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, both in Toronto, Ontario; at the Christopher Art Gallery in Chicago Heights, Illinois; the Edna Carlston Art Gallery, Stevens Point, Wisconsin; and the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum in Neenah, Wisconsin.
Galleries to the left provide sample images from the project.