Artist Ariana Page Russell creates images that explore the skin as a document of human experience. She uses her own “dermatographia” – a hypersensitive skin condition that causes raised lines to appear on skin when scratched – for her art, by drawing on her body and taking pictures of the embossed patterns that occur.
Israeli artist Ronit Bigal meticulously presents excerpts from sacred Biblical texts on the human body in her Body Scripture II series by getting in close to the contours of the human form, re-imagining the body as an abstract landscape. Via My Modern Met
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In her project ‘Manuscripts of nature’ artist Cui Fei uses natural materials, such as thorns in response to a continually changing outside world.
“I seek the underlying essence of our lives, something that is real and permanent, which cannot be altered by social, political, cultural, or geographic conditions. I see nature as consistent and ordered, thus providing a therapeutic agent for healing and harmony in an otherwise chaotic world. I utilize materials found in nature, such as tendrils, leaves and thorns composing a manuscript symbolizing the voiceless messages in nature that are waiting to be discovered and to be heard.”