• Internal bodies: MFA Thesis - Painting & Drawing

      Synnett, Amber (2022-05)
      Anatomy, infections, surgery, and healing are the subjects of this work. From exposure to the treatment room of my mother's veterinary practice, I have seen two sides of bodily trauma: injury and recovery. I translate trauma into healing through painting, drawing, printmaking, and digital manipulation. The works are interior theaters of bulbous and carnal-looking forms, at times uncannily familiar. I expose the internal dynamics of the body to encourage viewers to reflect on their own relationship to physical trauma.