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Stacey Dolen

Stacey Dolen

In her digital Skinscape and Figurative works, multimedia artist Stacey Dolen mines her personal history with physical trauma and transformative healing to create layered compositions that draw from nature. Underlying themes of physical vulnerability and psychological resilience recur in Dolen’s works that image human anatomy as a vehicle to reflect on processes of birth, growth, death, and regeneration. Developed from photographs of human skin, the Skinscapes hover on a continuum between abstraction and representation. The Figurative Works are constructed by digitizing original figure drawings from a live model and then selectively replicating and layering all or portions of them, the bodies appearing to either transcend planar space or become trapped there. Fragile and elastic, decaying and regenerating, these two bodies of digital prints render the human form as a terrain for exploration. The artist lives and works in Cincinnati.