Ariana Page Russell


Blanch detail Cut c-prints (of skin) on panel 12″ x 16″ 2008 (Link)


Toile 2 detail C-print 30” x 40” 2006 (Link)

“My skin is very sensitive and I blush easily. I have dermatographia, a condition in which one’s immune system releases excessive amounts of histamine, causing capillaries to dilate and welts to appear (lasting about thirty minutes) when the hypersensitive skin’s surface is lightly scratched. This allows me to painlessly draw on my skin with just enough time to photograph the results. “

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