Allen Hampton’s Blood Drawings

Artist Allen Hampton‘s drawings are foreboding as they are.  The medium for this series, though, makes them especially grim: blood on paper.  Obscure texts, doilies, birds (both flying and dead) fill each sinister landscape of the Blood Drawings series.  The blood at once references itself as splatters in its liquid form and a versatile ink staining each yellowed page.  Hampton also turns his attention to the portrait, ironically drawing the human body with the fluid that animates it on the page and biologically.

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