Our drawings consider our own and each other’s bodies in relation to medicalization, spirituality, and desire, each of which supplies us with a different reckoning of what flesh is, what it’s for, how it works, and how to care for it.
Unsettling the binaries of internal/external, phenomenological/physiological, and erotic/clinical, we ask where the lover ends and the pathologized specimen begins, and where desire turns to grief and grief to desire.
We use the bathtub as a site of medicinal, baptismal, and erotic potential, and appropriate forms of medical illustration to represent the layperson’s misapprehension and/or reimagining of anatomy. We often fabricate our reference imagery through digital collage, which enables us to transplant tissue, lifting the skin from one body and grafting it onto another. In physically collaged works, we enact this same process with parts cut from our own drawings. We remove and resection, augment and implant. With our fingers gloved in latex, we tenderly administer chalk pastel to paper, intricately knitting flesh together from high-saturation pigments. The rawness and humility of paper and chalk dust parallel the viewer's own tenuous corporeality. Supporting and questioning each other through the obliteration and retrieval of our bodies through drawing, we reveal to each other what we cannot see of ourselves, and serve as the stewards of one another's flesh.