Classic Porcelain Figures Covered In Tattoos Are Fascinating

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These porcelain figures are traditional images of fair-skinned women in puffy ball gowns, but they’ve been given a whole new vibe with the addition of sailor tattoos. It’s the work of Scotland-based artist Jessica Harrison who likes to explore the canvas of a person’s skin in different ways:

Harrison proposes a multi-directional and pervasive model of skin as a space in which body and world mingle. Working with this moving space between artist/maker and viewer, she draws on the active body in both making and interpreting sculpture to unravel imaginative touch and proprioceptive sensation in sculptural practice. In this way, Harrison re-describes the body in sculpture through the skin, offering an alternative way of thinking about the body beyond a binary tradition of inside and outside.

Her work is currently on display at Galerie L.J. in Paris as part of her very first solo show titled FLASH.

See more pictures after the break…

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