Rearranging the Bones, Rearranging the Flesh - 2007-14
Nicola Ginzel  Rearranging the Bones, Rearranging the Flesh - 2007-14 dirt and resin
Rearranging the Bones, Rearranging the Flesh: Daughter-Mother
2010- 2014
dirt and resin
top view

intends to convey the psychic and physical interconnectedness of two people and the struggle to create clear boundaries between them. They were cast into dirt with James Croak in 2014.

Nicola Ginzel  Rearranging the Bones, Rearranging the Flesh - 2007-14
Rearranging the Bones, Rearranging the Flesh: Daughter-Mother

Nicola Ginzel  Rearranging the Bones, Rearranging the Flesh - 2007-14 Documented Photos
Physical-Spritual Shift
Documented Photos
My mother's hip replacement occuring simultaneously with my leg mold being made.

I was told by an energetic healer that I was attached to my mother at the hip when I began having issues walking in 2007. Six months later and without me sharing any of this with my mother, she experienced similar issues to mine in her opposite leg. Within two years, my mother had a hip replacement.

Artist, Nathaniel Lieb, helped me with the plaster molds

Nicola Ginzel  Rearranging the Bones, Rearranging the Flesh - 2007-14
Documented photo

Nicola Ginzel  Rearranging the Bones, Rearranging the Flesh - 2007-14
Documented photo—materials used for kneecaps

Nicola Ginzel  Rearranging the Bones, Rearranging the Flesh - 2007-14 selected found objects that had a connection to home covered in plaster to create patella like forms
Envisioning a Healthy KneeCap
2010
selected found objects that had a connection to home covered in plaster to create patella like forms
documented photo of process

Nicola Ginzel  Rearranging the Bones, Rearranging the Flesh - 2007-14
Two Elements: Attempt to Clear
2012

Nicola Ginzel  Rearranging the Bones, Rearranging the Flesh - 2007-14 seed, drilled holes
Shared Seed Element Fragment
2010
seed, drilled holes
2.75" x 1.75" x 1.5"

Nicola Ginzel  Rearranging the Bones, Rearranging the Flesh - 2007-14 mixed media and transformed selected found objects
KneeCap Specimen Drawer No.3 Enlarged View
2010-13
mixed media and transformed selected found objects
26" x 40" x 1"

Nicola Ginzel  Rearranging the Bones, Rearranging the Flesh - 2007-14 Graphite Frottage of embroidered map to Social Security Disability, ink on page from mother's old German Cookbook
BookPage—KneeCap Frottage No.1
2012-13
Graphite Frottage of embroidered map to Social Security Disability, ink on page from mother's old German Cookbook
7" x 7.25"

Nicola Ginzel  Rearranging the Bones, Rearranging the Flesh - 2007-14 hand embroidered drawings with thread, anatomy book page
Mended Knees and Legs
2013
hand embroidered drawings with thread, anatomy book page

Nicola Ginzel  Rearranging the Bones, Rearranging the Flesh - 2007-14 thread, anatomy drawing, book page
Mended Knees and Legs DETAIL
2013
thread, anatomy drawing, book page

Nicola Ginzel  Rearranging the Bones, Rearranging the Flesh - 2007-14


Nicola Ginzel  Rearranging the Bones, Rearranging the Flesh - 2007-14 selected found objects, mixed media—oil paint, silk organza, gold leaf, thread,
KneeCap Specieman Drawer No.1
10-2012
selected found objects, mixed media—oil paint, silk organza, gold leaf, thread,
26" x 40" x 1" horizontal surface

Nicola Ginzel  Rearranging the Bones, Rearranging the Flesh - 2007-14 selected found objects, wax, entrails, gold leaf, plaster, graphite, dry pigmnet, oil paint,  plaster, thread, fabric
KneeCap Specieman Drawer No.2
07-2013
selected found objects, wax, entrails, gold leaf, plaster, graphite, dry pigmnet, oil paint, plaster, thread, fabric
26" x 40" x 1" horizontal surface

Nicola Ginzel  Rearranging the Bones, Rearranging the Flesh - 2007-14


Nicola Ginzel  Rearranging the Bones, Rearranging the Flesh - 2007-14 soap, thread, acrylic paint
Circle Series Element: StfsXmsSp
2006
soap, thread, acrylic paint
2.5" x 2.25" x .5"

Nicola Ginzel  Rearranging the Bones, Rearranging the Flesh - 2007-14 plaster, floor remnant, graphite
KneeCap Specimen Drawer No. 2 DETAIL
07-13
plaster, floor remnant, graphite
3" x 3' x 1"

Nicola Ginzel  Rearranging the Bones, Rearranging the Flesh - 2007-14


Nicola Ginzel  Rearranging the Bones, Rearranging the Flesh - 2007-14


Nicola Ginzel  Rearranging the Bones, Rearranging the Flesh - 2007-14 boiled receipts and plaster
Vertebra
2010-13
boiled receipts and plaster
60" x 4"

installation

Nicola Ginzel  Rearranging the Bones, Rearranging the Flesh - 2007-14


Nicola Ginzel  Rearranging the Bones, Rearranging the Flesh - 2007-14


Nicola Ginzel  Rearranging the Bones, Rearranging the Flesh - 2007-14
DETAIL - Vertebra Form
2013-14

Nicola Ginzel  Rearranging the Bones, Rearranging the Flesh - 2007-14
DETAIL Six Vertebras Frottage Ink Wash No.5
2014

Nicola Ginzel  Rearranging the Bones, Rearranging the Flesh - 2007-14
Six Vertebras Frottage Ink Wash No.5
2014

Nicola Ginzel  Rearranging the Bones, Rearranging the Flesh - 2007-14
Six Vertebras Inkwash Frottage and Thread on paper
2014
14" x 17"

Nicola Ginzel  Rearranging the Bones, Rearranging the Flesh - 2007-14
DETAIL Six Vertebras Frottage Inkwash and Thread
2014

Nicola Ginzel  Rearranging the Bones, Rearranging the Flesh - 2007-14


Nicola Ginzel  Rearranging the Bones, Rearranging the Flesh - 2007-14
DETAIL Vertebra Series - Frottage and Collage on Paper No.2
2012-14

Nicola Ginzel  Rearranging the Bones, Rearranging the Flesh - 2007-14
Vertebra Series - Frottage and Collage on Paper No.2
2012-14
14" x 17"

Nicola Ginzel  Rearranging the Bones, Rearranging the Flesh - 2007-14 graphite frottagem pen, ink, gouache, pastel fabric frottage fastened with thread
Vertebra Series - Frottage and Collage on Paper No.1
2013-14
graphite frottagem pen, ink, gouache, pastel fabric frottage fastened with thread
9" x 17"