Body Bones Beautification

DESIRE Glass-Fibre, Stainless Steel and Nylon

 

The first and largest piece in the series, Desire is a wearable mechanical wing structure compossed of over 1400 stainless steel heat coloured scalpel blades. 

 

The Body - Bones - Beautification series is inspired by medicine and how medical practice can help or hinder the body's ability to adapt and change.

Desire explores the idea that by 'going under the knife' we can personally alter our body's shape to suit our wishes and how our desire to be perfect can be so strong that it can alter our perception of what beauty is.

 

BRACE Acrylic, Hypodermic Needles and Swarovski Crystals

Brace is a neckpiece made of hundreds of hypodermic needles adorned with Swarovski Crystals.

The piece is designed to represent the restrcitions that medical equipment can place on the body to support it after injury and counteract any alternative adaptions the body might try to make. 

 

The hypodermic needles of the brace pass through the acrylic collar to slightly scratch the skin of the wearer highlighting the pain and restricted movement that might be felt after sustaining a neck injury.

 

Lungs Latex, Acrylic and Stainless Steel

Lungs looks at the effects the environment can have on the body and how this can lead to adaptions and mutations.

The piece highlights the rise in the percentge of Asthma sufferers and how this might be linked to cleaning products or alternatively inflamation from weight gain.

Designed to be hard to breath in the piece's lungs rise and fall slowly as the wearer struggles with the effects an asthmatic might face.