Blood Art

Graduated in 1999 from Gallatin School for Individualized Studies, Fine Arts/Media Studies of New York University, Jordan Eagles is a New York based artist who preserves blood to create his works that evoke the far and close connections between life, death, body, spirit, and the Universe…

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Eagles uses various mark-making and notable methods. He sometimes layers the blood at different densities or heats, burns even ages the material. Not only blood of course, he uses copper, some conductors of electricity etc… 

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The materials and luminosity in these bodies of work relate to themes of corporeality, mortality, spirituality, and science—invigorating blood as sublime. When lit, his works become translucent, they cast shadows and if you project a glow, they appear as if they are illuminated from within. Maybe from the former soul of their source…

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You may never know the source, but you will feel, whatever is real.

We are human. It may seem like it is only about the percentage.

But even if we are 95 or just 5, we have still this architecture, of life.

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