In the Earthbody series, I address my on-going investigation of the rootedness/ the rootlessness; staying connected and wanting to break away; tension and resolution. The use of the human figure serves as a container of memories and history of time, continually shaping and re-shaping one’s identity. The plant form suggests growth and change, but it is also inspired by the interior of the body, and its complex intersections of tissue and blood vessels. The images bring about an element of hope, stemming from a sense of a resolve, and invite a moment of reflection.
I used digital photopolymer intaglio process, which is one of the newest technologies in intaglio printmaking, combined with more traditional etching technique for the hand-generated marks. Altering the photographic image of myself by scraping, cutting and adding, the image “becomes” the witness of the time and action.