Russell’s own face is the subject of her new show. Her skin is so hypersensitive — a condition called dermatographia — that if her skin is scratched or brushed, hives are raised within minutes because of the amount of histamine her system releases.
The patterns are actually multicolored, temporary tattoos — essentially photographs of her skin. After taking the pictures, she scans the images, and sometimes manipulates them to produce deeper colors. Then, they’re printed on special paper, which is applied back onto her skin in layers or patterns.
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