Macabre Art of Jessica Harrison

Jessica Harrison is a young artist from St Bees who brings sculptures to another dimension. In 2000 Harrison moves to Scotland to study at Edinburgh College of Art, going on to do an MFA before completing a practice-led PhD in sculpture in 2013 funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Her research considers the relationship between interior and exterior spaces of the body, using its surface as a mode of both looking and thinking.

Harrison creates delicate porcelain figurines depicting idealized women in ball gows with one difference from the collectibles found in your grandmother's curio: each sculpture is covered neck to wrist in ornate sailor tattoos. She also takes found porcelain dolls and alters them in Ghastly ways, painting on blood splatters and adding internal organs to the exterior.

Courtesy: Jessica Harrison