"Medicated Shoulder Pains" CNC engraving 2017, 20 x 25 inches
This image began as a sketch I did while recovering from shoulder surgery. The mechanical procedure is matched by the mechanical pain pills I was given to deal with it. The doctor tried hard to get me hooked on the pills, which I resented. I later halftoned the image and then used a CNC router to engrave it into melamine, filling the grooves with black and vermilion sumi ink before sealing with varnish.