Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Painted Parisian Ladies

Scottish artist Jessica Harrison‘s creations are securely fastened and thoroughly impervious to any kind of clumsy seven-year-olds who may be lurking around the "FLASH" exhibition at Galerie L.J. in Paris, ready to accidentally knock her ceramic body-arted ladies off their pedestals at a moment’s notice.
 Harrison not only sculpted this collection, but she completed her PhD in Sculpture at the Edinburgh College of Art last year. Named after the traditional tattoo templates, her conservative ball-gowned belles have been given a bad girl makeover with some finely applied ink (similarly subversive to Penny Byrne‘s psychotic ceramaic creations), and Harrison uses the archetypal symbols of body art – skulls, daggers and bleeding hearts – juxtaposed with the demure, feminine figures. Try not to break anything if you can visit the gallery; closing date is 26 June.

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