Love Child addresses the paradox of how the imperfect physical marks of time, life, and experience are visible, temporal representations of enduring presence, yet the record of that presence is dismissed by our culture by both men and women. I use digital scans and images of my own body marked with screen-print and dry-point engraving, juxtaposed with images of my mother’s body, whose characteristics I have inherited. The degraded effect of the screen-printed image and the incised quality of the engraving counteract the soft matte surface of the digital print. The imprint of my mother, though she is now gone, now reveals itself physically in me.

Love Child, digital print, drypoint engraving, silkscreen, 30" x 8" 2009

Love Child, digital print, drypoint engraving, silkscreen, 30" x 8" 2009