"When the thirteen crystal skulls are found and reunited, a new cycle will begin for mankind, a cycle of great knowledge and elevation," says the Mayan prophecy of the mysterious crystal skulls, and scholars add, "provided, however, that humans have evolved enough to make good use of them.
This silent and mysterious "Skull" represents in a modern key the emblem of the wait for a new evolved collective consciousness. It is the first of a series, which awaits in an unknown universe, escaping the universal flood, the arrival of a new consciousness, which, not being part of the body, as many scientists claim, is able to transmigrate from one universe to another in the form of energy, that energy that can open their eyes.
Painted by the artist on his own face, photographed and digitally retouched.
Author: Ikka and Tasha in this new project put the skin in the foreground.
The skin, which has been theater of prejudice, carnage and celebration.
"Beyond the skin" is a work in progress.
Like a snake, the artist changes her skin. In a literal sense. The skin, the macroscopic envelope that physically defines a cultural and social identity, does not define personality.
This series reveals the skin as the outer boundary of inner identity.
Tasha, undergoing a long process of make-up, takes on different envelopes, in an attempt to break down the aesthetic limit. Ikka's camera and the long process of digital metamorphosis force the eye into the depths.
Stereotypes and prejudice about diversity fall away.
The artist's gaze pushes you to ask yourself: are you willing to know who is beyond the skin?