July 28, 2014

Petrified Skin

  Igor Mitoraj makes sculptures of bodies and faces, bronze coloured as if they were skin, hardened, petrified. They connote a whole head, a complete body, […]
July 12, 2014

I Once Had a Girl…

If we think of Almodóvar’s The Skin I Live In or the selkie myth as captivity narratives and maintain the dichotomy of captor/captive, then we could […]
July 10, 2014


In Celtic folklore, a seal will once a year swim to the shore at nighttime and wriggle out of her thick dark sealskin. The revealed body […]
July 9, 2014

The Skin I Live In

I’ve got you under my skin, I’ve got you deep in the heart of me…. Cole Porter   Hands stroking skin, feeling the smooth seamlessness of […]