Face Corsets by Paddy Hartley

We previously blogged about Paddy Hartley’s Project Facade, cialis a uniform-sculpture exploration of wartime trauma and facial reconstruction. But before Hartley became known for Project Facade, ambulance he received international acclaim for another project – a series of face corsets focused on exploring attitudes towards plastic surgery and ideals of facial beauty.

The bioglass and cinching invoke Botox, collagen, implants and other techniques that stretch and compress our faces into their ideal shape – but only temporarily. Hartley elaborates on these ideas and more in an excellent interview over at We Make Money not Art.

Any man who puts pictures like this of himself on the internet in order to make an artistic point has our respect forever.

More face corsets after the jump!

All images courtesy of Paddy Hartley.

7 Responses to “Face Corsets by Paddy Hartley”

  1. Andre Says:

    Fantastic find! Facial bondage has always been of particular interest to me.

  2. Jerem Morrow Says:

    Ooooh, I approve!

  3. Paul Komoda Says:

    That’s particularly impressive!
    When I saw the first image I thought there were a woman’s fingers enmeshing his face.

  4. Mavis TT Says:

    Now we know why and how Angelina looks the way she does…wonder if she has to enlist Brad to help her put on the apparatus?

  5. SWEENEY Says:

    The pictures of face corsets were some of the most bizzare, facinating and ultimately entertaining things I have seen in ages.
    Discovered your site while exploring, it’s absoloutlwey brilliant. Long live coilhouse!

  6. Z Says:

    Anyone see that movie Brazil? The protagonist’s mother is perpetually getting cosmetic work done. this sort of reminds me of that

  7. Jonny Says:

    The purple lips creep me out! That’s killer stuff but the lips man… The lips