Friday, June 22, 2007

Untitled (Head) by selflesh

Untitled (Head), originally uploaded by selflesh.

I love how selflesh uses these cut map fragments to produce a familiar human image - it's reminiscent of an anatomical drawing from a distance. The excellent twist, revealed upon closer inspection, is that all the information (markings, colors, lines) is erroneous as far as knowledge of the "head" goes, like much of what can be seen in very old, speculative anatomical works.

That's not to say the map is meaningless from an artistic perspective, of course!

Please take a look at the rest of her amazing work. She has a very bizarre way of combining crochet thread and wax...

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