‘Stigmata’ by Daifei
Medium: Gouache, Acrylic and Ink on Watercolor Board
Dimensions: 10″ x 8″
Year of Creation: 2020
About the Artwork:
“Is the hand the strongest part of the body if it is the instinctual first line of defense, or is it a metaphorical martyrdom in which sacrifice the most sensitive part of the human body in return for preserving the rest. This is the body, this is the blood, why is saliva imbued with a protein that specifically dresses and heals wounds? The body is an ouroboros of fluid intake by design. There’s something incredibly hypnotic and anxiety inducing about accidentally cutting your hand on a very sharp bag of romaine lettuce at a supermarket, and since you lack the natural coagulant in your system, you kind of just wander around sucking the back of your hand so you don’t bleed all over the marketplace floor as you collect all the groceries you need for the next two weeks. The cashier looks at you like some weird unhinged maniac as you take your wet hand out of your mouth and answer his questions with your bloodstained teeth before immediately cramming your limp wrist back into your ogreish maw for a deep unsettling continuous suckle. Sorry I don’t have a bandaid, I just didn’t want to biohazard contaminate the produce section. Don’t mind me. I’ll be paying with credit. Yes a bag would be lovely right now. Thank you!
Also yes, the gold is 3D! In terms of technical aspects, this one was fun to do and it took a lot of thinking to make it happen. At more than one point, I glued my hand to the table and ripped off a huge chunk. Cinematic parallels.” – Daifei
About the Artist:
NYC based artist working in animation, dabbling in illustration, and if I’m lucky, I make books by hand. Drawing influence from childhood memories and vivid dreams, DAIFEI works to combine the appearance of mundane life with aspects of surrealism and mystery.