Laura Splan

cosmetic facial peel, mixed media

cosmetic facial peel, mixed media

I love the work of Laura Splan. She uses a combined knowledge of biological sciences and fine art to re-invent patterns and forms created by the human body. Because her work is closely linked to the biology of the human condition, it evokes an inherent discomfort. For me, this is most prevalent in “Purse #1″, a delicate evening bag constructed with remnant facial peels from her breast.

pillow, fabric with inkjet prints of skin

pillow, fabric with inkjet prints of skin

blood on wallpaper

blood on wallpaper

herpes structure, embroidered lace mounted on velvet

herpes structure, embroidered lace mounted on velvet

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  • http://www.sashamlee.com Sasha

    Haha, these are great, especially the purse, I like how she turns the stereotypically feminine realms of craft, doily & interior decorating into something corporeal and repulsive….skin pillows. Ugh.

  • DREW

    OMG,OMG, OMGGGG!

  • Godiva

    Oh my gosh…I used to do peels of my hands with glue and stick them in between pages in random books. Thank goodness I’m not the only one who does that kind of thing (kind of).

  • Simon

    Wow, these are some unbelievable projects … glad I saw this