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My work focuses on the materiality of paper; experimenting with layering, paper cutting and the human anatomy. Creating intricate and abstract bodily designs allows me to showcase the body's beauty and challenge the viewers perception of body image.

Intricate mirrored designs

Using inspiration from the human anatomy the designs created often mimic vein networks, internal organs and parts of cellular structure, heavily influenced by the circulatory system.

Using mirroring digital tools, I was able to create pieces with high levels of symmetry and aesthetic appeal.

Colour is an important aspect of my work. Using reds, blues, purples and pinks to mimic the colour ways of the circulatory system. Also, to create bold, dynamic designs which further portray the beauty of the body.

These edited images create discussion for the viewers as to what they see within the works, furthering engagement levels.

Curation and presentation

The aim of my displays is to showcase the various intricate and beautiful facets of the human anatomy.

Influenced by slide samples and the idea of looking at specimens under a microscope, this work uses layers of acrylic to create depth within my designs.

Using materials such as metal and acrylic to create structures to present my work, it reflected the harsh tools and equipment often used within the medical field.

Curating zoomed in sections of my work into Petri dishes helped create the sterile and medical environment. The use of harsh white lighting further added to the medical atmosphere I intended create; also allowing for the depth of the pieces to be highlighted.

Using more muted colours and layering white paper gave these pieces more of a sterile and clean look. Focusing on the idea of the beauty of the human anatomy, whilst still portraying a scientific feel, I chose all white to give an almost hyper clean, sterile design.

Looking under the microscope was a key theme throughout my work. Using zoomed in sections of the layered cut out designs I was able to mimic the highly detailed and abstract patterns created from samples observed through a microscope.

The use of digital editing was crucial in creating depth within my work. Blurring out the foreground allowed for the layers below to become the focus and draws the viewers eyes into the design.