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Kristina Bell DiTullo

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Bandages: Pattern I: CVS, 2008 Sheer Adhesive Bandages on Paper 30" X 22.5" © Kristina Bell DiTullo
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Bandages: Pattern 1: Band Aid, 2008 Sheer Adhesive Bandages on Paper 15" X 11.5" © Kristina Bell DiTullo
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Bandages: Pattern 1: CVS, 2008 Sheer Adhesive Bandages on Paper 15" X 11.5" © Kristina Bell DiTullo
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Bandages: Pattern 1: Target, 2008 Sheer Adhesive Bandages on Paper 15" X 11.5" © Kristina Bell DiTullo
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Bandages: Pattern 2: Band Aid, 2008 Sheer Adhesive Bandages on Paper 15" X 11.5" © Kristina Bell DiTullo
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Bandages: Pattern 2: CVS, 2008 Sheer Adhesive Bandages on Paper 15" X 11.5" © Kristina Bell DiTullo
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Bandages: Pattern 2: Target, 2008 Sheer Adhesive Bandages on Paper 15" X 11.5" © Kristina Bell DITullo
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Bandages: Pattern 3: Band Aid, 2008 Sheer Adhesive Bandages on Paper 15" X 11.5" © Kristina Bell DiTullo
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Bandages: Pattern 7: CVS, 2009 Sheer Adhesive Bandages on Paper 15" X 11.5" © Kristina Bell DiTullo
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Constant Mend 12, 2006 Bandages on Paper, Embroidery 15" X 11.5" © Kristina Bell DiTullo
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Constant Mend 11, 2006 Bandages on Paper, Embroidery 15" X 11.5" © Kristina Bell DiTullo
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Constant Mend 4, 2006 Bandages on Paper, Embroidery 30" X 22.5" © Kristina Bell DiTullo
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Constant Mend 3, 2006 Bandages on Paper, Embroidery 22.5" X 15" © Kristina Bell DiTullo
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Constant Mend 2, 2006 Bandages on Paper, Embroidery 15" X 11.5" © Kristina Bell DiTullo
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Embrace/Reject I, 2010 Sheer and Clear Adhesive Bandages, Embroidery 30 X 22.5 © Kristina Bell DiTullo
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Embrace/Reject II, 2010 Sheer and Clear Adhesive Bandages, Embroidery 30 X 22.5 © Kristina Bell DiTullo
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Embrace/Reject III, 2011 Sheer and Clear Adhesive Bandages, Embroidery 30 X 22.5 © Kristina Bell DiTullo
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Embrace/Reject IV, 2011 Sheer and Clear Adhesive Bandages, Embroidery 30 X 22.5 © Kristina Bell DiTullo
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Embrace/Reject V, 2011 Sheer and Clear Adhesive Bandages 30 X 22.5 © Kristina Bell DiTullo
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Embrace/Reject VI, 2011 Sheer and Clear Adhesive Bandages, Embroidery 30 X 22.5 © Kristina Bell DiTullo
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Embrace/Reject VI, 2011 Sheer and Clear Adhesive Bandages, Embroidery 30 X 22.5 © 2011
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Embrace/Reject VIII, 2011 Sheer and Clear Adhesive Bandages, Embroidery 30 X 22.5 © Kristina Bell DiTullo
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Quick Facts
Lives in
Encinitas, CA
Works in
Encinitas, CA
Schools
RISD (Rhode Island School of Design), 1996, BFA
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2000, MA
Tags
mixed-media, conceptual
Statement

Bandage Series 

My work in this series seeks to explore the dichotomy between beauty and pain occurring in human experiences. This series represents the interweaving of our relationships, their complexity, repetition, overlapping, wounding, healing, transparency and opacity. 

The pieces are built out of the deceptively ordinary material of sheer adhesive bandages. A bandage is used on the body to protect a wound from further harm and to allow the body’s natural healing process to occur. The connections we form with others have both the capacity to create wounds and to heal them. 

I am interested in the intricate ways we attempt to insulate ourselves from experiencing psychological pain. When we withhold, lie, and are in denial a layer of defense is created. Sometimes this layer can be deceptively beautiful despite the trauma below. These pieces relate to the layers of protection that we build over time to mask our experiences. 
 

kbd@kristinabellditullo.com