"Bad Skin" from "DeLuxe" (2004-2005)

"Bad Skin" from "DeLuxe," 2004-2005
Aquatint, photogravure, cut paper, oil, graphite, varnish, and collage, 13 x 10 inches
Edition of 20
Photo by D. James Dee
Courtesy Two Palms Press, New York , © Ellen Gallagher

"It was exciting to see, repeated as a language, something that was usually a one-to-one experience. I would make these little squares and they would then be hand-cut and traced, so each sort of whimsical obliteration or recovery would be created into a kind of structure or language, back and forth. That was really exciting, in terms of looking at my work and my language, and having it mean something even in its refusals to be completely readable"

- Ellen Gallagher