• Rossella Damiani

Traces is an ongoing exploration of the epidermis, with the aim to question the norms of beauty in our society, and what is considered aesthetically pleasing. The series talks about beauty, acceptance, and identity, depicting subjects who live together with their signs, each telling their own story. Traces represent a turning point in the perception of my skin after a fungal infection on my face. It shows up with circular white spots, which changes over time, multiplying or expanding. I got so used to seeing it, that after it was gone, I almost missed it. This episode led me to understand that our surface is continually changing, and we need to be comfortable to open up about it.