Visual Art

Amity Brown

‘Prettiest Girl in the Morgue’ challenges the normality of unpleasant images being stigmatized as unattractive and undesirable by showing the beautiful possibilities in skin art. My designs confront the stereotype of tattoos not being feminine and how tattoos are now a form of art for anyone, not just a rebellious sign of anarchy. I incorporated some dark themes to convey the idea that even these tattoos can be beautiful. I have represented the permanency of this art, as tattoos will remain embedded in the skin of their person into the afterlife. As well as the interrogation of traditional, societal beauty standards, my artwork comments on the emblematic death and rejection of individuals who choose to cover themselves in such confrontational art.