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What is tattoo Tuesday about?

June 14, 2016

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Jessica Harrison has taken porcelain figurines of women in flowing dresses – such as you would find in your grandmother’s curio cabinet – and added sailors’ tattoos in an interesting juxtaposition of culture and symbolism.

The artist’s statement:

“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.”

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More here at Colossal.

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