Originally shown alongside Dichotomies, Outgrowth (2014) also explores the paradox between creation and deterioration. Subtle blind embossings depict pathological imagery of bone tumours; masses that destroy even as they develop. The process of etching, used to produce these embossing, involves a combination of creation and destruction itself. Acid burns away the traces of a drawing, leaving a scar. Pressed into paper, these negative marks become positive impressions.
Outgrowth No. 1, 2014.
Blind embossing, 19×18.5cm
Outgrowth No. 2, 2014 . Blind embossing, 19×18.5cm