Skin Trade

from the veneers series

Convergence, 708 Dayalou, East End Art Zone A, Beijing, China
12 skins, 56 X 128 cm each, overall length 7 meters
Three-ply pinked skins assembled of a champagne sheer interlayer covered by two 4-mil pvc outer layers printed with the digital remains of sapele pommel, an endangered species. The skins in turn are bound with grommets and hung out on the (braided aircraft cable) line. The beauty of the veneer is the veined pattern of the flesh of the tree. In Skin Trade veneers are traded in for other flesh, their veins traded for other veins; traded in for other skins traded…