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Vessel Series: Hair (black) in copper vessel

mixed-media sculpture

"As the materials of bark, leaves, wax paper, metal are 'skins', I use these materials to create vessels (or a new body) to hold my body fibers (hair, fingernails, skin). Environmental factors (such as air, rain, smoke, dust food, spices, ink, etc.) that are absorbed into my body fibers are put in contact with the skins in nature into new vessels or bodies."
-- Irene Chan

"Vessel Series", various sizes up to 4"x4"




Nature; Chan, Irene; body
Vessel Series (black hair)
Source: Slide