On this series of photography, I draw patterns on children’s body with means to trigger extremely mild allergies to form the patterns, in this case, light scratches would cause his skin to swell which would go off in about 20 minutes. The patterns that are drawn are usually considered to be neutral or positive, broadly. But in some cultures, in certain cases, these patterns are given a new meaning. The overall, global understanding of them is neglected, although every role involved in the process is fully aware of it, the more positive understanding, the plain pattern provokes excessive reaction, and the influence of the response is even greater than the pattern itself. By creating a meaningless and ridiculous physical reactions, I try to raise questions about the rationality of the response and question the relationship between global understanding and regional understanding.

The pictures were taken with consent of the subjects themselves and their parents/legal guardians. No kid was harmed during the process.


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