Kaitlyn Slocombe

Residual Portraits, 2017

Residual Portraits seeks to challenge the elements which traditionally constitute a portrait. This research project presents materials sourced from the bodies they seek to represent, such as hair, teeth, nails and skin, as an alternative mode of representation – to preserve the body in its physical form rather than through decontextualised photographic imagery. Titled with the names of the subjects (when known), these portraits intend to physically preserve memory by holding the body in an unchanging state, free from the process of decay.

Image List

Residual Portraits, 2017
Human material within resin, displayed on a lightbox table
Resin blocks: 7.5 x 4cm
Lightbox table: 45 x 140cm

Detail of overall work.