Bloody Victorian ceramic ladies by Jessica Harrison *The ceramic figures are part of Body & Soul: New International Ceramics at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. The exhibit features the human figure in contemporary ceramics. Her ceramic ladies sport neck wounds, ripped hearts, chopped off heads, and misplaced body parts, all ruining their beautiful dresses. But you have to hand it to the ladies, they still managed to keep their poise and smile for the camera.
"Jessica Harrison’s figurines are exactly like the ones I played with as a child. The exception of course was that my grandmother’s figurines still had the tops of their heads, their brains, their intestines intact inside of them."
August 30, 2011 | New Art | by Camilla Pistilli | Do you remember those romantic, vintagy looking ceramic figurines sitting on your grandma’s dresser? Well, Jessica Harrison must have felt about them just the way I did. It takes a quite imaginative mind, plus great talent, to turn a little obsession into true art. She accomplishes that with mind-blowing results that will change the way you look at those statuettes for ever.
Texture, color, sparkle... feathers, sequins, lace and velvet... studs, zippers, rhinestones and ribbons... the details in these street shots caught by Tommy Ton of Jak & Jil make me swoon! from Peacock Feathers