The Undead: a new concept of beauty?
Plenty of people would argue that the vast majority of high-fashion models are walking skeletons, so Fumie Sasabuchi's artwork transforming models into literal skeletons seems uncomfortably unnerving and yes... a little apt.
Fumie Sasabuchi adds pen, pencil and ink drawings of exposed bones, muscles, sinews and organs to magazine fashion images, literally changing traditional symbols of beauty into the living dead. The comparison of death and Chanel makes for an interesting one!
This last image is my favourite. There's something really powerful in the idea of the sheer bones being an item of beauty - or in the case of these, death being the ultimate aphrodisiac. It's definitely a concept that deals with lots of taboo ideas. I don't want to put words in the artists mouth, but these pictures remind me of anorexia and its fetishisation. Size zero, anyone?