Self portrait using lab marking tapes, 2019

“Self portrait using laboratory marking tapes”, 2018-2019. Mixed media.

The piece is made by cutting colored marking tapes to shape using surgeon’s knife. The tapes collected during half a year of lab work were used to mark samples, reagents, and incubated membranes. White is filter paper and black some kind of methanol-stained cardboard I rescued from trash. Background is made from autoclave tape.