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LUCYANDBART

Posted in art, context, fashion, surface, textile by electricdream on January 5, 2010

LUCYANDBART.

This amazingly quirky duo never fail to amaze and delight, while disturbing too!

This image from Grow on you
Lucyandbart is a collaboration between artists Lucy McRae and Bart Hess. In it they imagine human bodies and faces physically altered with a shocking but artistic realism. Globules of foam, asymmetric spines fascinating and repugnant simultaneously, the pictures become even more disturbing because they don’t hint at the emotional state of the subject. Each transformed human looks blankly back at you, neither horrified or surprised or excited about their change of form, but merely present and allowing it to be shown to you. It’s that sort of lucid acceptance, clearly not hiding the kind of imperfections and oddities that society mostly trains us to be ashamed of, that make staring at these ‘mutants’ even more unnerving.
www.lucyandbart.com

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