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   Contagion    Wire, Handmade Paper, Beeswax, powdered pigment, inkjet photo transfers on silk, wool roving, acrylic matte medium

Contagion

Wire, Handmade Paper, Beeswax, powdered pigment, inkjet photo transfers on silk, wool roving, acrylic matte medium

 
 

Contagion explores the concept of infection: not only biological infections, but also infectious ideas and how humanity’s spread across the planet can be compared to the progression of a virus. A cluster of cell-like wire and handmade paper forms are saturated with pigmented
beeswax to mimic skin. Digitally-manipulated photographs from Yellowstone National Park, chosen for suggestion of both landscape and biology, fill the largest ‘cells’, then wool roving spreads throughout – like a virus, or an idea whose time has come.