‘Skin No.4’ – J. Mackenzie Britt

‘Skin No.4’, Acrylic gel medium, peace lily, rose, snapdragons, hydrangeas, pink lily, pink lily
stamen, eucalyptus, daisy, 41″x47″- J. Mackenzie Britt, 2018

Integrating arrangement styles of Klaus Kemp’s meticulous diatom slides with Hawiian quilting compositions and topstitching patters, this skin magnifies single-celled micro-algea, ubiquitous in water, and underscores the power of knowledge held by past generations. The confrontation of decay allows for growth.

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