Skin has fascinated me for a long time – a two dimensional multipurpose mesh surfaced organ encapsulating an ample and capacious body. It can be slack or tight depending on age and weight. It can be oily or dry, and responds to pain and pleasure. It is a marvellous material with a network of lines especially on skin dried and damaged by the elements or in my particular case, worn with ageing. It hides in its multiple layers nerves, glands and capillaries under its inert exterior.
My work is to show a network of lines – a network of roads travelled – telling the story of the life lived – through a body that shows the wear and tear of what has been.