Somber Skin

Somber Skin

Artist: Sylvia Vander Sluis

Title: Somber Skin

Attribution: Somber Skin, 2020

Year: 2020

Materials: Cheesecloth, acrylic, sawdust, string

Dimensions: 80 x 40

Image Statement: Sylvia Vander Sluis combines incongruous materials, both industrial and domestic, in raw emotional constructions. The past couple of years, she has been exploring the place where pain and joy meet by putting disparate materials in tension with one another. The work talks about the importance of transitory, often contradictory, aspects of human life.