Boyle Family (Mark Boyle, Joan Hills, Sebastian Boyle, Georgia Boyle)

Skin Series No. 8

About this artwork

Boyle Family are perhaps best known for a series of works called ‘Journey to the Surface of the Earth’, in which they make exact replicas of randomly-selected portions of the earth’s surface. The ‘Skin Series’ is based on the same principal, mapping surfaces but on a microscopic scale. ‘Skin Series No.8’ is an image of a minute section of skin taken from the inside of Mark Boyle’s right elbow. Fourteen such works were made, each area being randomly chosen by throwing darts at a body chart. Each skin section was then frozen & removed. A negative image was taken, then enlarged and recorded on light sensitive paper. ‘Skin Series’ also relates to Boyle Family’s works of the 1960s which used bodily fluids.

Boyle Family (Mark Boyle, Joan Hills, Sebastian Boyle, Georgia Boyle)

Boyle Family (Mark Boyle, Joan Hills, Sebastian Boyle, Georgia Boyle)