About Face (Burcu Buyukunal)

A headshot of a woman with a piece of jewelry --a single wrought wire-- worn around her head and face.

A headshot of a woman with a piece of jewelry --a single wrought wire-- worn around her head and face.

I’m a little fascinated by these subtle, face-altering jewelry pieces by Turkish designer Burcu Buyukunal. I do often like work that allows us to consider the effects of disrupting the certainty of the face — whether for communicating (“face-to-face”), for truth-telling (“tell me to my face”), for identifying (“I need to see your face to make a positive ID”), or for simply “making beautiful.”

(Found at I’M REVOLTING, photos by Arthur Hash)

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4 responses to “About Face (Burcu Buyukunal)

  1. Absolutely fascinating. I think I’ll try one of these at the club!

  2. http://icarealot.me/page115.html

    The link above is from a recent show. Check it out if you are interested.
    And thank you for posting my work. I like to read reactions!

  3. Oh. My. Gosh. I’m always on the lookout for, as you put it, “subtle,” “altering” pieces, and most of what I come across focuses on body modification. I find these extremely beautiful! I wonder how long the impression (if any) remains in the skin, because those could be statements in themselves after the jewelry is removed, almost like those we sometimes acquire accidentally through sleeping against a necklace… or am I the only one who sleeps with jewelry on? Haha.

  4. very , very strange things….but worth a try

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