Skin Boats

Suspended Figure continues a longstanding visual investigation of embodiment and liminality and is the first piece finished after having a heart attack, a decidedly embodied and liminal event. Embodiment explores the ways in which the body mediates all we know, think, perceive and feel; the incarnational goodness of flesh, blood, circulatory system, and dendrites; and the vital import of attending to this bodily data. Liminality describes a suspended state between two states of being- a profound, generative and sometimes fearful place that all religious traditions try to find words to describe, the experience of which leaves one startled, attentive, aware and awake- altered, changed even in unpredictable and fundamental ways. The body is suspended between planes of steel and wax, a liminal rendering of being becoming, a figure peeled, raw, tender and real.