Julia attempts to recreate the sickly body of the medieval jester, immersed in a world of vanity and desire. The malformed jester symbolises a lumpen figure, who is far removed from the sophistication of the modern world. The jewellery here no longer serves as a flattering addition to the body; in-stead, it disrupts and manipulates the self. The tension that Julia high-lights subverts our conventional understanding of embellishment.
Interpretative text by Sammy Ye, BA (Hons) Culture, Criticism and Curation