Artist Jordan Eagles sources his sanguine medium from slaughterhouses and encases it within plexiglass and UV resin.

New York-based artist Jordan Eagles preserves blood to create unique works that “evoke the connections between life, death, body, spirit, and the Universe…”

He sources blood from a slaughterhouse and, through an experimental process, encases it in plexiglass and UV resin. He manipulates the blood to create various effects and appearances, calling to mind the rituals surrounding death and preservation.

The process permanently retains the blood’s natural colors, patterns and textures. Various mark-making methods are used, including layering the blood at different densities as well as heating and burning it. Eagles sometimes mixes copper with the blood to impart a unique, fiery energy.

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