Sunday, May 2, 2010


Skin, gel medium transfer skin, bottle, beeswax, 1.75 x 4 inches

While experimenting with transfer techniques I found one in which gel medium is painted onto an image, left to dry and repeated two to three times to build up a thick layer. When the gel is dry, you turn it over and spray the paper on the back with water and with your finger just rub all the paper off. What you are left with is a flexible rubbery image. A skin. I immediately felt this image had to be contained or suspended somehow, so I put it in a bottle, tied it up with string and text, dripped some crayon on and then dipped it in beeswax.

Shari said it reminded her of the old Alfred Hitchcock Hour episode "The Jar". Maybe I watched too many of these shows as a child.


  1. a loved this . very intriging and baeutiful !

  2. Wow! I can't wait to see this one in person. I've used this technique a lot, but never in such a creative way. What an evocative piece. Looks like a possible series to me.

  3. I agree with Barbara. You need to explore these skin images more. It's fascinating.