Cell Cities

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(Click on the image above to see a slideshow of the series.)

The Cell Cities Series explores the metaphorical relationship between the interior of the body and the exterior building of civilizations. I was inspired by microscopic images of the body, ancient rock art, architecture, and aerial archaeological drawings. This work was heavily influenced by the archaeological illustration I completed as part of the Watgal Project in Karnataka, India, and then becoming a parent. I was very impressed with the human body to be growing a new fresh version of itself while simultaneously aging.

All are enamel on copper, circa 2008. Most are 6 x 6 inches, some 9 x 9 inches, and the last two of the carousel are 14 x 14 inches.