Friday, May 17
»As a Body Architect I’ve created a limitless and boundless platform for me to discover whatever I want.«
Lucy McRae is an Australian artist blurring the lines between fashion, technology and the body. As the world’s first and only »Body Architect« (a title she made up for herself during a job interview) she invents and builds structures on the skin that re-shape the human silhouette. Her provocative and often grotesquely beautiful creations suggests a new breed; a future human archetype existing in an alternate world.
Trained as a classical ballerina and architect her work inherently fascinates with the human body. In one of her recent projects she collaborated with a synthetic biologist to create a swallowable perfume, and the fragrance molecules are then excreted through the skins surface during perspiration.
Whether it’s high-end fashion shoots, album covers, music videos for the likes of Robyn or collaborations with huge names like Nick Knight, she creates extraordinary images that are powerful, primal and uniquely Lucy McRae.
From top to bottom: Robyn part of the ‘Body Talk’ album art work, Transnatural, still from Morphē for Aesop.