"In the same way that a brush can paint the interior of a house or render a fine oil painting, I see the tattoo machine as a tool that can make art." - Amanda Wachob Amanda Wachob is a New York based painter and tattoo artist who works in a number of media. Beyond Skin will feature her paintings along with tattooing on leather, fruit and cyanotypes. Many of Wachob's tattoos begin as abstract paintings, her inspiration coming from examining the work of the Abstract Expressionists, then translating the work from canvas to an organic form. Before putting ink on skin, a tattoo apprentice will practice on fruit. In a sophisticated take on this, Wachob has created series of blood oranges and pomegranates tattooed with her signature marks. Her work on leather takes the idea of the controlled black line (the basis for most tattoos) and develops its potential in spontaneous gestural marks. This concept is expressed similarly in her cyanotypes. Wachob has shown extensively in galleries nationally and internationally, including Yves Laroche, Montreal, Robert Berman, Santa Monica, Minescapes, Osaka, Roq la Rue, Seattle, and Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico, to name a few. She has also been featured in numerous publications.