EK Interview: Ariana Page Russell

Ariana Page Russell is an artist who draws her inspiration from the distinctive qualities of her skin. She has dermatographia, which makes her flesh hypersensitive, leaving red welts wherever pressure is applied. She discusses some of the unique dynamics that arise from having her own body so intimately linked to her art.

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Ariana Page Russell’s skin

Ariana Page Russell is currently based out of Brooklyn, New York, USA. Russell has dermatographia, a condition in which her skin is hypersensitive, causing painless, temporary welts that emerge when lightly stroked, scratched, rubbed, and sometimes even slapped. Russell exploits her condition in her artwork by creating patterns on different parts of her body and…

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