For Delving

The “For Delving” series is a study of surgical instruments. It is a contemplation of both the beauty and simplicity of these well-used objects. The series also serves as homage to Jim Dine’s “Tool Drawings”. The images have a disquieting implication as their function clearly serves as an avenue into our tissues.

For Delving is a project executed in 2005 with enormous gratitude to St. Josephs Hospital in Denver, Colorado, Meggie Ball and Jack Cochran for helping me with access to all the instruments in the surgical quiver.