Portfolio > Spit Art Series

Each piece starts from a sheet of paper that was spit on by 10 year-olds. I respond to the colored spit marks by drawing images that are inspired by viruses and bacteria, then layering it with varnish and repeating this process again and again. The process mimics trying to build immunity through repeated exposure to pathogenic circumstances. All one’s interactions make an individual who they are, while simultaneously changing who that person is. One becomes less of themselves and more of an accumulation of responses to interactions, immunities and ailments created through routine exposure. Given there are ten times more bacteria cells on your body than 'your own' human cells I'm curious about what one's identity really is and how it changes over time.