It’s blood. NYC artist, Jordan Eagles, works solely with gallons upon gallons of blood obtained from a slaughterhouse. By manipulating the blood through heating, burning, aging, mixing with copper, adding foreign materials, and then encasing it in plexiglass and UV resin, Jordan is able to capture an array of organic designs. His large pieces are uncomfortably beautiful, especially when lit, the blood seems to glow against the clean white walls of a gallery.
Artist of the Week: David Maisel
These photographs are from a series called ‘History’s Shadow’ which
“…comprises my series of re-photographed x-rays of art objects from antiquity. I have culled these x-rays from museum archives, which utilize them for conservation purposes. Through the x-ray process, the artworks of origin become de-familiarized and de-contextualized, yet acutely alive and renewed.” - David Maisel
My favourite is the hand because the outline and the outer muscle tendons look so much like a real hand that it takes a while for your brain to figure out that the skeleton is missing…