Skin: An Artistic Atlas



Published on the occasion of the exhibition skin: am artistic atlas.

Jointly published by the Royal Hibernian Academy and the Irish Skin Foundation.

Contributions by Aidan Dunne and Prof. Eoin O’Brien

“… But perhaps the most remarkable function of skin is its fundamental role in shaping how we feel about ourselves and how others feel about us. Our skin not only moulds our bodies, it shapes our personalities. Diseased skin can act as an inhibitory barrier, whereas beautiful skin can be a enticing interface between the microcosm of self and the macrocosm of the world. Just as a beautiful garment can inspire confidence and assurance so too can beautiful skin…”

Prof. Eoin O’Brian, Chairman, Irish Skin Foundation: Skin: a magical organ, extract.