Zee Media Bureau/Salome PhelameiNew York: In a rare case of creativity, a 33-year-old woman has turned her so called ‘skin writing’ disease into a high art of magnetism using her own skin as a canvas.Ariana Page Russell, currently based in Brooklyn, New York, is suffering from dermatographia- a skin disorder in which the skin becomes inflamed and raised when scratched or rubbed. Ms Russell uses a blunt knitting needle to write text or draw intricate patterns on her legs, arms, stomach, face and elsewhere, which is painless and lasting about half an hour.After being detected with dermatographia, she decided to raise awareness about the disease through photography and started photographing the marks on her body. Her images have been exhibited in galleries across the US.“I just thought there’s something really powerful in that because I have no control over it, it just happens.
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