Body as Pool
black tarp, homemade black clay, vegetable oil, water, acrylic/oil paint
In this piece, I built a self portrait by making an outline of a body with clay and I poured liquidized paint into the clay outline. The body’s color is made of acrylic paint and water and the area around the body is made of oil paint and vegetable oil. These two substances don't mix. I rip into the clay walls and pour cups of paint into the image. The colors burst, erupt, flow, and penetrate through the body image both by my intentional action and by random circumstance. The images below are stills of this performative painting.