The BLOOD/SPIRIT Exhibition Uses Blood to Create Surreal Patterns

 - Jun 18, 2013
References: jordaneagles & mymodernmet
Deciding that paint isn't a personal enough material, artist Jordan Eagles decided to work with blood in his BLOOD/SPIRIT exhibition. The works in his creepy collection obsessively use animal blood to create amazing patterns. In order to avoid oxidation and maintain the brilliant red color, Eagles preserved each of his paintings in plexiglass and UV resin.

The inspiration behind Eagles's use of blood comes from his interest in exploring concepts of death and the spirit. According to Eagles, his works are "embodying transformation, regeneration, and an allegory of death to life." BLOOD/SPIRIT was created using blood layering, heating, burning and aging. In addition, Eagles also manipulated light in some of his works to project surreal patterns.

The BLOOD/SPIRIT collection is currently on display at St.Louis's Museum of Contemporary Religious Art.