Scars

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This is an ongoing project where I collect scars from people. I have met with lots of people with different scars and different stories. I take a mould of their skin and then cast it into plaster. Some of the scars are self harm, others are surgeries, accidents, stretch marks or illnesses, and everything in between. 

We all have scars, and what I find so amazing is that they are all unique and whatever happens to our body, our skin will heal, but there will always be a reminder of what happened and every single skin will deal with this differently. Also I wanted to show scars in a different light, take them out of context and show you the beauty of them. 

Herdís Hlíf, visual artist