Leather and Lace is a collaboration with my former studio mate Allison Manch. Allison embroiders music and pop culture references on vintage handkerchiefs, and I work with photographs of skin. Temporary tattoos became the intersection of our work. Utilizing embroidered images and text, along with my photographed skin wallpaper designs, we printed our own temporary tattoos. Our mutual admiration for Siouxsie Sioux, Kate Bush, Debbie Harry, and Stevie Nicks inspired us to use imagery and lyrics referencing the singers’ styles. Assuming the style and dress of these icons, we turned the resulting photographs into temporary tattoos as well. This series is an exploration of surface—skin, fabric, and image.

Leather & Lace

Hybrid Archival inkjet print 16 1/2" x 11" 2007
Stand Back Archival inkjet print 16 1/2" x 11" 2007
Hong Kong Garden Archival inkjet print 16 1/2" x 11" 2007
Dizzy Archival inkjet print 16 1/2" x 11" 2007
One Way or Another Archival inkjet print 16 1/2" x 11" 2007
Hounds of Love Archival inkjet print 16 1/2" x 11" 2007
Running Up That Hill Archival inkjet print 16 1/2" x 11" 2007
Heart of Glass Archival inkjet print 16 1/2" x 11" 2007
Cloudbusting Archival inkjet print 16 1/2" x 11" 2007
Leather and Lace Archival inkjet print 16 1/2" x 11" 2007
Peek A Boo Archival inkjet print 16 1/2" x 11" 2007
The Fog Archival inkjet print 16 1/2" x 11" 2007
Rapture Archival inkjet print 16 1/2" x 11" 2007
Rhiannon Archival inkjet print 16 1/2" x 11" 2007

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