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Osis

Osis

Osis is comprised of several works, each generated out of the previous iteration. As a way to reduce my body to a mark-making tool, I performed a ritual of covering myself in charcoal powder. I then “drew” with my body/tool by sleeping on paper in an effort to uncover a subconscious marking ability. The charcoal residue from this process was mixed with water and used to pull handmade papers that now have a history of my body embedded in their surface. Finally, as a way to return to the original gesture, these charcoal papers were wet and applied back to my body to create new forms.

 Video stills.  Osis.  Single channel video. 2016

Video stills. Osis. Single channel video. 2016

  Sleep Drawings.  2016. Charcoal on paper. 48in x 72in ea.

Sleep Drawings. 2016. Charcoal on paper. 48in x 72in ea.

  Osis  (papers). 2017. Handmade charcoal paper. 8in x 8in ea.

Osis (papers). 2017. Handmade charcoal paper. 8in x 8in ea.

  Osis  (performance stills). 2017.

Osis (performance stills). 2017.

  Osis  (forms). 2017. Sculpted handmade charcoal paper.

Osis (forms). 2017. Sculpted handmade charcoal paper.

  Osis  (forms). 2017. Sculpted handmade charcoal paper.

Osis (forms). 2017. Sculpted handmade charcoal paper.