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This semester, YI Writers worked with artist-in-residence Angel Otero, who uses scraps of dried oil paint (called ”skins”) in his art. On a visit to Angel’s studio, YI Writers saw some of his work in progress, which involves oil painting on glass, letting it dry for weeks, and then peeling off the dried paint with a scraper. After learning about Angel’s process, YI Writers were invited to make their own art in his studio. Whether using the skins as a base for a sculptural piece or as assembled objects for collage, everyone found different ways to work with this unique material.