The Thing That is Most There is the Thing Not There
Impressions on printer paper
The Thing That is Most There is the Thing Not There presents every part of my body without actually showing it. Instead, there are monoprints created by the impressions of my wet body that folded and crumpled the conventional 8.5”x11” printer paper. The simple script at the bottom of the page becomes the only indication that each print is cast from the body. As the prints are stacked, the warped paper hides and reveals the typed script; the words begin to associate in unusual progressions (crotch, neck, face, elbow, etc).
As the viewer moves around the piece, studying the marks left behind by the body and making sense of the text, the viewer relates each title to the image of that particular body part (especially for the prints that only reveal the title). If I am standing by the work, they imagine my body, but if I am absent then the viewer is left to imagine the body which they presumably know best – their own.