Body Extension

For musicians, the instrument is an extension of their body. I am exploring this relationship by examining the interaction between the areas on the instrument and body that touch, and the resulting marks. For example, a horn player may get marks on her thumb where it is constantly resting inside the bell, a string player may get lines from pressing the strings, or even calluses in the shape of strings, and a percussionist may get calluses and discoloration from the straps of a pair of cymbals.