The aesthetic process of the skins ageing cycle.

Keratin aims to explore a merger of opposites: print design created from the humans natural outer covering, transformed through controlled lines and the folding of materials.

The purpose was to harmonize organic and structural imagery. Using photographic reference from ninety-six year old flesh, fingernails and hair, the unconventional imagery is distorted into a beautiful abstraction through careful folds mirroring the sensation of the skins ability to manipulate through age.

An overall sensation of modern stillness and simplistic femininity is lead from a palette of nudes, blushes and the colour of the underside of your wrist. Soft textures mimic the human body they dress while the appearance is reproduced through large-scale digital prints.

Is it possible to create a beautiful aesthetic from something that was perhaps overlooked as being so in the first place?