Originally from St Bees, Cumbria in the North West of England, Edinburgh based artist Jessica Harrison’s work is absolutely captivating.
Having studied sculpture at the Edinburgh College of Art, she continued onto an MFA and a PhD in sculpture. Harrison’s reimagining of ceramic figurines brings new life to objects which for many are common place – set dressing for a quintessential Granny’s mantlepiece.
Her work first caught the attention of many with a fascinating series of gory, eviscerated ceramic ladies – altering mass produced figurines to really make you pause and reflect on their meaning.
And Harrison’s latest series of ceramic ladies continues to delight with beautifully detailed tattoo flash added to the figurines.
If you happen to be lucky enough to find yourself in Paris this month, you can catch the Painted Ladies as part of Harrison’s exhibition ‘Flash’ on at the Galerie L.J. till June 26th.
IMAGE CREDIT: Jessica Harrison.