Friday, November 7, 2008

Art School: Laura Splan

- New York based mixed media artist Laura Splan often uses her work to explore the fears and oddities within the medial world. She graduated with a degree in Biological Sciences from University of California and later got her masters in fine art from Mills College, so it's no surprise to see her biological subject matter. This image is of "Blood Scarf." I don't think I can describe it better than the artist, so I'm going to quote from Splan's website, "Blood scarf depicts a scarf knit out of clear vinyl tubing. An intravenous device emerging from the user's hand fills the scarf with blood. The implied narrative is a paradoxical one in which the device keeps the user warm with their blood while at the same time draining their blood drip by drip." Splan's webpage show many of her other projects, including four-foot-long tongue depressors, doilies in the shape of viruses and pillows made to look like human skin.

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