Holly de Moissac

Holly de Moissac’s work can best be evocated as follows: from the floor, the curvature of a back emerges like a rock on the edge of a lake. The figure rests in child’s pose, head submerged. The skin is ringed with water stains, artificial moss, marsh plants, and the grime of stagnant water. Above the back, a cloud of inflated intravenous bags floats lazily, each anchored in the flesh of the back. At this point of tension, where polarized forms of ecological and bodily understanding weave together, the viewer encounters a scene that is both fascinating and disturbing; alive and dead, natural and synthetic, flora and fauna, science and magic combine into an entity in which categorizations of material and body are thoroughly disrupted.