The skin is much more than the face. It is an identity that we cannot transcend. It is a place of pain. It is a place of pleasure. It is a three dimensional porous surface that faciliates contact with the environment and imbibes cultural tattoos. The skin is the vehicle for desire. With all its pits, crevices, cracks, black holes, dents, vegetation, ripples, shapeless mounds, earthquakes, fossils it covers the physical self and allows it to be whole. The skin is the container of desire. It is where desire resides, moves and reproduces. 

Model: Elle Beth

Limehouse Art Foundation
London, 2013
 
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