Jessica Harrison is a Scotland-based sculptor who is behind this beautiful and delicate porcelain female figurine. Called: The painted Ladies, these figurines have a bit of a modern twist to them. Actually each of these figurines is meticulously crafted and has soft pastes gowns. But instead of the traditional usual glossy skins, Harrison created the non-traditional version on their skins. Harrison covers the ladies’ skins with wonderful series of colorful tattoos.
Harrison wants us to realize that there is an extensive relationship between the interior and the exterior spaces of the body and how these two elements can come together. And through her imaginative work, she wants to introduce the idea of tattooing as a skin modification. She also makes us wonder how this creative covering affects the internal side of each figurine.
Based on what she admitted in her biography, Harrison proposes a multi-directional and pervasive model of skin as a space in which body and world mingle.
During her first solo art exhibition — Flash, Harrison put her collections on display at Galerie L.J. in Paris for a couple of days until June 24, 2014.