Mind Skin

1999-2001 A 90’ x 3’ installation made up of 270 1’ X 1’ beeswax cells. The cells incorporated soil, pigment, graphite, paper, photo images, fabric, and organic matter. Through casting, sculpting, painting, and drawing, these materials were assembled to depict four distinct patterns inspired by the Human Genome Project. A track system allowed the work to appear as a floating surface wrapped around a space. Mind Skin was a melding of materials, smells, notations, and images – a metaphor for consciousness.