Drawing her inspiration from nature, science, and cultural traditions,
Casey Gunschel is an artist who gracefully straddles the boundary between fine and functional art. Whether creating intricate palimpsests of paint upon antique maps or tooling fantastical seascapes into cowhide, all of her work deals somehow with the convolution of the notion of skin. The creatures in her paintings appear alternately as hollow shells of flesh and fur, or the anguished and trussed carcasses from which those skins were stripped. He leatherwork uses skin as its medium, creating art and sculpture of great depth and detail on what could be considered the most primal surface. Even the tesselations of her hand-crafted wallpaper designs provide playful and expressive skins for otherwise mute walls. Using flesh as both subject and substance, Gunschel's body of work constitutes a nuanced, nostalgic, and sometimes macabre investigation into the duality of the superficial and the sublime.
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