Copying medical photographs of bruising, strokes of watercolor were used to mimic the rich variations in pigment that are produced as a result of physical trauma to the body. Painted on porous rice paper, the watercolor pigment soaked through several layers, allowing fading to occur as the stacked pages progressed. Bound as a book, the watercolor bruise echoes the process of healing as each page is turned and the mark slowly disappears, leaving no trace of the original injury.

Book cloth, Book board, rice paper, pigment

11"x14"

2014