Beneath the skin
Beneath the Skin explores the possibilities of a figurative painting practice drawn from an archive of disquieting material. The archive is a highly subjective assembly of historical medical material that raises important issues of voyeurism, morbid curiosity, and appropriate use. The project has utilised these issues as the basis of a painterly exploration. Retaining the anonymity and dignity of the subjects of the archival material has been a key consideration of the painterly research.