|Doillies, Influenza, 2004|
Laura Splan seems impossible, lovely and grotesque. The gloves and embroidery in the hoop above are made from cosmetic facial peel. How she can hand embroider on such a delicate, disposable material is beyond me. In the last image, a machine embroidered lace doily, she visualizes the influenza virus. The others, like HIV and Herpes, are equally mesmerizing. So tactile- I want to touch the them! Science with art is my favorite!