Kim LaVonne Luther

Kim LaVonne LutherI have created a deconstructed self-portrait, with twenty-four tiles, acting as surrogates that represent the bones and organs of my skull. Each piece is illustrated on the surface by a stippled image of a bone such as the sphenoid or occipital. I often consider how much of myself is enmeshed in my work, a body to model, hair to sew and hands to move and imprint the medium.  These objects then symbolize how much of myself will be left eventually be left behind. I question where they may go and who will collect them over time.