The ‘Citrus Paradisi: Of Flesh and Skin’ exhibit will visually pass as true skin art if you're in the right mindset, even though it doesn't consist of actual human skin. American artist Skye Livington uses dried up grapefruit skins to symbolize the process of healing.
The artist skins her grapefruits herself, from each wedge inside a grapefruit. It’s definitely a rare and unique ingredient to incorporate into artwork, but it is the closest thing that looks like human skin. At first glance, you might cringe thinking it’s a gory sight—when really, it’s nothing more than a fruit peel.
Livington’s artwork portrays elements of damage, fragility, tension and nourishment when skin is healing. The textured fruit provides a multi-sensory artistic experience. The artist also creates 3D art installations and events that also incorporate grapefruit skins.
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