This painting is part of a series featuring x-ray images. I was interested in exploring the stories we hold within us. Some experiences are so intense, they are written on the bone.
I photographed the original x-rays in an improvised light box, then manipulated the images in Photoshop before embedding a printed copy of the image in encaustic and layering in the embroidery floss, book pages, and other elements. Other original photos, like the typewriter image in the piece, are image transfers.
This particular piece is an homage to writers and lovers of language, those who wrangle the written word. I wanted to capture the process of writing, of taking emotional truths and transferring them to the page.
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