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KARIN STOTHART

KARIN STOTHART

'Enucleation 2' Hand Colored Transfer on Paper, Thread 21 x 21 2009 ------ My prints explore the aesthetics of vulnerability and fear though the appropriation of diagrams from medical textbooks and first aid manuals. Framing the figure in a medical context allows me to distinguish the physical body from the individual, enabling me to explore emotions in a two-dimensional framework. The medical diagrams that I draw from present the body as an object, illustrating the loss of physical control that a patient experiences in a medical setting. The sexual tone of the images contrasts the sterility of the clinical imagery. This contrast emphasizes the perceived disparity between surgery and sexual intimacy, exploring the true nature of emotional vulnerability and physical intimacy.