Little Baby
Jennifer Thoreson, Multidisciplinary Artist

Little Baby, From the series Testament, 16”x20”, Pigment Ink on Fiber Rag, 2014

While experimenting with materials for this body of work, I learned to cast objects using latex rubber. I found that the material, when cast very thin, uncannily resembled my own skin. I created a variety of sculptures from cast rubber which resembled bodily forms such as cells, skin, muscle, and internal organs. To me, the casts for this image resemble infected cells, or viruses. For this sculpture, I cast hundreds of seed pods from a sycamore tree, and stitched them together to form masks for the subjects to wear.