After the unusual Sentient Kitchen collection of kitchen accessories by New York-based artist Christine Chin, here we have a collection of tiny pieces of furniture by artist Jessica Harrison that is simply weird but impossible to ignore. Titled “Handheld”, the collection includes tiny furniture pieces that seem to be have been made from real human skin. However, here is the twist. These sculptures are not made with human skin, but with the casts of the palms and backs of the artist’s hands.
Whatever they are made of, they kinda look creepy, especially those hairs on these fleshy mini furniture pieces. Jessica Harrison examines the relationship between interior and exterior spaces of the body and aims to re-describes the body in sculpture through the skin.