Shay Donovan


“Clipped” is an intersection of my photography practice and work using a tufting gun. The cicada wing was designed using yarn fed through a hand-held tufting machine, then cut from the cloth and given to the model to be draped across her back. This textile work lends itself well to applications involving the body as the material is malleable and shapes itself to those who interact with it, regardless of the graphic style that it holds. Shay Donovan is an interdisciplinary artist creating representative artwork through digital drawing, textile work, and photography. Through the integration of occult symbolism, Shay creates an accessible library of symbols found in the subconscious that any viewer can find and lose themselves in.


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