Still Life
Jude Graveson
Collection: DUST 1.3

cow gut (from Silver Ferns Waitoa meat processing plant)
1000 x 1900mm
image copyright J.Graveson

I ‘paint’ with skin (1), inverting the soft internal membranes of animal gut into outer form.
At first the material is spongy and opaque, fleshy and awkward….. rawly physical, drying to a papery crackle.
Hatching form, peeling and stretching, mimics a quest for meaning, seeking to find labels to understand.
(1 )Interior organs are lined with the same epithelial cells as our outer skin surface.

Still Life