I’ve got you under my skin
After my dog found numerous deer bones near my studio in Upstate New York, I decided to research and locate the local hunting trails. More bones were found on the paths-an indication that they came from deer who had been shot, but not killed, and were left to die and decompose. For this series, I first made photographs of the bones and transferred to acetate. I also engraved other diagrams of the hunting trails onto separate pieces of acetate. The two images are then sandwiched together in plexiglas, layering trail and (en)trail, so to speak-land and bone. Shadows and reflections are formed by the spaces between them.
As Cole Porter was playing in my studio at the time, I engraved his lyrics and entitled the piece after his famous 1936 song, I’ve Got You Under My Skin.