To my surprise I was left with marks on the flesh like scoby that looked like bruising. The bruising on the scoby – particularly when left on the mannequin to dry, took the work to a different place.
This home grown bruised flesh was now talking about violence – self harm or inflicted harm. A very dark and violent place. Was this a direction I wanted to take the work this year? This would be a very powerful piece – home grown skin, bruised by networking with penicillin then sculpted to create a hollow flesh human form.
Or is this a work for another time?