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.