A work-in-progress series of paper-cuttings depicting human organisms and body parts that symbolise chronic diseases, malfunctions or infections.
Trying to capture the essence of the different diseases people struggle with, and the feeling it gives them, hiding amongst the delicate veins are animals and insects to be found, portraying the delicacy of the human body and its vital organs.
A surrealistic depiction of a pair of lungs, paying homage to 14 tiny birds hiding behind intricate branches. Cut by hand from 1 piece of A3 watercolor-paper, which was splattered with red ink.
The birds hiding amongst the veins symbolise the sound of a pair of lungs when someone suffers from Asthma and has difficulty breathing. Placing the birds on the veins as if the lungs are an upside-down tree, creates the contrast of lack of oxygen Asthma-patients face.
Made January 2014
-Sold to a Lung-doctor who suffers from Asthma-
Hand-cut from a single piece of 120gsm white paper, splattered with red watercolour and ink. Approximately 20 by 15 cm in size.
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