Branchial cleft cyst. I actually found surgical images of the removal of this cyst. The cyst itself was a really interesting shape, color and texture and I tried to emulate that. I wanted it to look slimy and also emulate flesh. I used gel medium within the painting to achieve that.
I like a lot of the things I have been working on but I consider them more studies than final pieces. I will be trying to clarify these in the next few weeks.
love knowing that I can get huge copies at kinkos… life size skin? Yessssss.
Also, looking at the Mark Bradford show when I was at the ICA i loved the idea of layering paper and string. I think I'm going to try that next with some anatomy and portraits. layer string and paper and then gesso/plaster over so it just has a relief effect.