Throughout history the human has tried to explore his skin in order to understand, cope, and advance his existence. The focus in my work re-imagines the body as a new creative form by morphing its individual parts. Each piece in this series is made from deconstructing parts of the human anatomy and meticulously reconstructing them into a “self” examination. The intent of the work is to question our physical self and how this relates to our humanity. The work creates a particularly uncomfortable experience where playful repulsion set in a sterile environment causes the viewer to become increasingly more aware of his or her own body.
Andrew Etheridge currently lives and works in Durham, NC. Andrew started his artistic career while getting his Bachelors in Arts from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. In 2011 Andrew received his Masters in Fine Art from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. While there he explore the body as a source of inspiration for artistic expression. This interest in the human form and condition led him to a career in Anaplastology which he practices alongside his art.