In HEMOFIELDS, Eagles introduces a completely new series based on the various color and textural components of blood as it reacts during the resin’s curing process, along with new minimal works created with blood-soaked gauze stretched over black acrylic boxes. In the presence of light, the blood’s iridescence and the fabric’s suspended grid pop from under and between the multiple layers of clear resin. The works retain and vibrate the light, illuminating lustrous pools of reds, crimsons, oranges, browns, and blacks above their copper backing.
Overall, Eagles’ new works are remarkably luminous, as the blood permanently maintains its rich colors and natural textures. Describing his new series, Eagles says: “These new works are a reduction of process and a collaboration between control and nature. The works offer an allegory of death to life but focus on the colors, textures, patterns and inherent energies of this sacred material.”