'Inner Beauty' is a paper installation that was first shown at Arena Gallery, Liverpool in 2011 as a solo exhibition on completion of my residency at their studios.
'A response to the artificial way beauty is perceived as only skin deep.
The pattern was inspired by microscopic images of inside the human body and was constructed using layers of 'skin' from images of models in magazine pages (fashion, beauty and glamour)’.
800 + pieces (ongoing project)
'Inner Beauty' has been a year long project so far. When 'Inner Beauty' was installed at Arena Studios it was set up to mimic how mould spores grow and spread and reflects how outer beauty can in some cases be an ugly attribute, being something beautiful and yet repulsive at the same time.
It's what's inside that counts.
The ‘inner beauty’ pieces are circular repetitive patterns that are heavily flawed as a representation of life. The imperfections give each piece individuality, making each interesting as single pieces of work as well as when part of a grouping.