After years of creating work about his own rare illness, and becoming bored by his personal situation, Ted Meyer changed focus and began visually telling the stories of other people who have been through major traumas. For over 16 years, Meyer has been creating a graphic, yet beautiful depiction of people’s suddenly altered bodies and the resulting scars. The artistically-enhanced monoprints taken directly from the scarred skin are accompanied by a photographic portrait taken by Meyer and a written story by his subject. Each tells a unique and intriguing story of resilience and healing.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.