As job titles go, “body architect” is so impossibly cool it sounds made-up. But Australian-born, Amsterdam-based Lucy McRae has made the term her own having fused her classical ballet training with her unique design vision to create work that straddles sculpture, architecture, science, and fashion design, manipulating the body’s natural structure to invent novel anatomical forms.
It’s mesmerising stuff – living subjects coated, injected and bathed with other-worldly embellishments to create new bodies of exquisite imperfection and they’re imbued with a haunting visceral realism that has become her creative insignia.
Lucy McRae has worked on mindbending projects with the likes of Robyn, Aesop and Levi’s. She explained how her work straddles fashion, technology and the body with some intimate glimpses into her process as well as her jaw-dropping finished pieces.