Serena Smith


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Running through the blood of humankind is the erubescent glow of a ferrous element
Oxygenating the sanguineous carrier: a primordial stain that resides in the veins, rocks, rivers and mantle
of this raddled earth
A birthmark of cosmogenic affinity with the red skinned planet
ritually touched, it has been called a native pigment
Ground, blown, spattered and drawn
contouring the flesh, rubifying the text, and colouring the tongue
as Indian Red, Morelle Salt, Colcothar, miltos, sinopia, Burnt Sienna
Mars Red and Haematite

stone lithographs with hand-offset printed text. 2023

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