Écorché series, 2020 Oil on canvas. (in progress)
Écorché refers to the Renaissance-era practice of figure study in which the artist "flayed" the skin off of the body to reveal the muscular structures beneath. In this series, the artist collaborates with the model to determine an area of the body with significant meaning, and "opens up" the area for the viewer to inspect. These works explore the hidden relationships we have with our bodies, and bring to light the commonality of conditions such as chronic pain and invisible illness.