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BO/DY

I saw a call for entry at nefarious contemporary in Baltimore on Instagram:

Our February exhibition is now open for entries! BO/DY was thought up as I and many of my beloved friends have experienced extreme body trauma and abuse in our lifetimes. The body is something we shame, we neglect, we criticize, we oh-too-closely compare to other bodies. In a time of revolution, such as the one we find ourselves in the midst of, the body is starting to receive more love than it has in a long, long time. And we want to celebrate that. This exhibition will open on St Valentine’s Day and serve as an online and zine exhibition. Which means that each applicant, regardless of their acceptance, will receive a complimentary zine once it’s published. Tag some of your favorite artists below working within themes of body to let them know they should apply! And feel free to shoot us over any q’s you may have!

This exhibition is US only due to funding restrictions.

My girlfriend and I were experimenting with cyanotypes, and I made this.

As a kid, I was always self conscious of my weird, awkward ehlers–danlos syndrome-ish body, especially my feet. Well, NO LONGER! I learned to….

Cyanotype exposure on cloth, with red footprints in the outlines of a foot and shoe. Embroidery reads ACCEPT DA FEET

18″ x 14″
Cyanotype on cotton fabric with acrylic paint and embroidery.

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Foot Prints

Probably my favorite 3D scan, I present the Sidekick! I sculpted this character, made a mold and then scanned it. I can print them in brass, silver and various plastics and in various sizes.

Three human feet with dog legs - red plastic, brass, blue plastic.
3 human feet with animal legs.

FOR SALE

I have one red prototype for sale – 2.5″ x 1″ high, with silver nails. If you’d like it, send $45 and your address (US only, please – if outside the US, please contact me jim.doran@gmail.com).

I plan to print more of these, including pairs, for the shop. If you’d like one, please email me.

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Black and White Feet Drawings

This last one has gold stars I found on the sidewalk at work.

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Feet Drawings

Many artists have difficulty drawing feet. Practice makes perfect, and on the heels (get it?) of completing my new drawing tables, I thought I’d dip a toe into that pool and have some fun with Tyvek, fishnets and feet.

Giant Feet Drawing

More feet, fishnets

Lending a hand for scale

I finally cut this scroll off after 8-10 pairs of feet (I don’t remember).

Next, I thought I try some toes.

Pink Fishnets and gray nail polish

Yellow Fishnets and green nail polish

Blue nail polish and orange fishnets

I like the complexity of the fishnets, and the shape of the soles.

Fishnet soles

PINK fishnet soles

I am really happy with the way this one turned out: Fishnets on soles, up.

More fishnets

Oh, and while I was at it, I thought I should do a sandal – this one is made by Bernardo, a classic.

Bernardo Lilly Sandal Drawing

Bernardo Lilly Sandal Drawing

I will keep working on these, because there are just so many other foot related puns to share…it’s just so good for the sole.