- animal blood, gauze, copper, Plexiglas, UV resin
- 24 x 18 in. (61 x 46 cm.)
- Year: 2020
- Extra Info:
Signed, titled and dated in ink, verso
Location: New York, NY
Seller: Jordan Eagles.
Over the course of two decades, NY-based artist Jordan Eagles has amassed a cohesive body of work that explores humans' complex—and, at times, conflicting—relationship with blood. Be it a source of life, vitality and regeneration on one side, or viral transmissions, contagions and vulnerability on the other, the collective social consciousness of blood has often oscillated between desire and fear. By mixing the organic material with shimmering copper, itself an essential mineral that helps the body form red blood cells that subsequently deliver oxygen to vital organs, Eagles presents a vision that evokes inspiring awe as much as pulsating fear. Indeed, this painting—with its delicate layer-by-layer buildup of resin and tissue—conveys humans' rising consciousness of our own fragility and wondrous existence during the current pandemic.