What does it say about a piece of art if the medium is blown onto canvas with air blown from my mouth during a pandemic? Would you buy a painting knowing that that is how the painting was made? What would your relationship with that painting be like? I thought long and hard about doing it (if I think therefore I am/it is) and its meaning and the implications of knowing that perhaps a painting will be tainted, diseased, toxic, and now especially when my daughter, who is a biologist, pointed out that my RNA is a part of this painting and will always be a part of the painting, and all of the other paintings where I have used this method.
John Greiner-Ferris is an artist in the Boston area. Sometimes he makes images. Sometimes he writes. Sometimes he does both.