Who’s there (after Narcissus)

Who's there (after Narcissus)
Who’s there (after Narcissus)

Who’s there (after Narcissus), 2020

Encaustic wax collage on board (30.4cm by 22.5cm).

Narcissus is gazing at his reflection in the pool, and unbeknownst to him, he is close to finding out his future. Through the wax pool, you can see the yellow Narcissus flower; the bloom of youth becomes blooms.

The body silhouettes were drawn by Suzanne Buchanan.

Narcissus flowers watercolours painted by me.

Asystole

Asystole, 2020

Encaustic wax collage 20cm x 20cm board.

An asystole happens when the heart’s electrical power stops.
Muscle and blood cease and coagulate.
Leaning on the traditions of medical representation, wax becomes body.

References
Ginn, Sheryl R., and Lorenzo Lorusso. “Brain, Mind, and Body: Interactions with Art in Renaissance Italy.” Journal of the History of the Neurosciences 17, no. 3 (July 16, 2008): 295–313. doi:10.1080/09647040701575900.