Irene Chan | Ch'An Press
White Hairs and Wax PaperFingernails and LeafBlack Hairs and CopperSkin Flecks and Bark
The Vessel Series
2000
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 of nature into new vessels or bodies.

MEDIUM AND SIZE: Five sculptures. Various sizes to 4" x 4" x 4” [10 x 10 x 10 cm].
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