bind

image: the artwork growth, a two headed handmade black wig being worn by two women with their faces obscured by hair, depicting a close connection and shared genetic heritage

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

image: the artwork infuse, 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)
image: the artwork infuse, 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)

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

image: - a man and a woman in profile with their mouths connected by a glass tube with a vial in the centre pooling combined spit

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

image: the artwork inflame, a close up of a forearm with braille stamped into the skin spelling the word lover

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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