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Fascinated by societal reactions of disgust to body hair, ‘The brink of my bones’ explores the abjection of one’s own body. Largely informed by Julia Kristeva’s ‘Powers of Horror’, the images attempt to interrogate prevailing societal notions of beauty and disgust. The series sets out to question the inherent  relationship between ideas of beauty and attitudes to hair. Through sculpture, self-portraiture and constructed scenes, the body of work looks to highlight the fragility and fabrication in perceptions of beauty. It sets out to highlight the thinness of the societal and cultural boundaries that govern what is deserving of acceptance and what isn’t. By extension, the series seeks to question ones sense of self as both a subject and object, interrogating the relationship between ones thingness and consciousness. 

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