bind

image: growth (2009), an artwork showing a portrait of two women wearing a two headed handmade long black wig. Both the womens faces obscured by hair, depicting a close connection and shared genetic heritage © Tiffany Parbs, all rights reserved.

growth 2009, hair cotton net, giclee print, 580 x 800 x 35mm, photography by Terence Bogue

image: infuse (2009), a jewellery artwork showing the side view of the fingertips of a mans hands connected to the fingertips of a womans hands using a network of translucent tubing (catheters) © Tiffany Parbs, all rights reserved.
image: infuse (2009), a jewellery artwork showing an aerial view of the fingertips of a mans hands connected to the fingertips of a womans hands using a network of translucent tubing (catheters) © Tiffany Parbs, all rights reserved.

infuse 2009, sterling silver, silicon catheters, giclee print, 340 x 470 x 35mm, photography by Terence Bogue

image: bond' (2009) a jewellery artwork showing a man and womans mouths and chins in profile with their lips connected by glass tubing with a blown glass vial in the centre, pooling combined saliva © Tiffany Parbs, all rights reserved.

bond 2009, glass, spittle, giclee print, 340 x 470 x 35mm, photography by Terence Bogue

image: inflame (2009), a jewellery artwork shwoing a close up of a forearm with braille dots stamped and impressed into the skin, spelling the word lover © Tiffany Parbs, all rights reserved.

inflame 2009, braille on skin, giclée print, 340 x 470 x 35mm, photography by Terence Bogue

bind is a research project portraying the tenuous links and strong connections existing between individuals in close interpersonal relationships. It stems from a desire to cease making in isolation for a singular model and to draw others into the work.  There is a perceived existing level of intimacy  depicted in this series, with several works suggesting exchange pathways for genetic material from one body to another.

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