BioART: Contemporary Art and the Life Sciences – Brandon Lemire

BRANDON LEMIRE

Open reduction internal plantation
Digital print
2012

intramedullary Die-Section
Digital print
2012

fractured growth
Digital print
2012

In my work I explore different states of vulnerably in relation to man and the environment.  I am interested in the discourse between the biology of nature and human anatomy.  My time spent working in the operating room as a surgical technologist has given me a great appreciation for what the human body endures in order to survive traumatic events and life altering illnesses.

These experiences can be related to the unsterile world outside of the hospital setting in how we as humans interact with the planet. I believe it to be possible that humans are in fact an illness or a traumatic event, imposing our will on the earth.  Humans can be categorized as parasites that are slowly devouring the planet that supplies them with sustenance.

To comment on this subject I create drawings and juxtapose them with surgical instruments used during a particular surgical procedure and the blood and tissue of the human body that are revealed during the surgery. The outcome is a strategically arranged, three dimensional, mixed media composition that is then photographed.

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