This is somewhat reminiscent of Russell Cameron’s work [stderr] and it gives me a similar delicious frisson of discomfort.
I first encountered SkinBag when I saw an image of a cloak made of faces. It blew my mind. I had actually been talking to one of my life-casting models about making a “people skin rug” and went and had 2 shots of tequila that night and started googling around (as one does!).
I sometimes do lifecasting and bookbinding and thought it would be fun to make “skinned face” casts in soft silicone and bind them in to a book with flesh textures: FaceBook!
It’d never sell. (This is not an original idea, by far, I’ve seen several nicely done books bound in well-faked human skin, including tattoos)…The materials are latex painted onto fabric, or silicone-impregnated fabric. What makes it magic is the painting and coloring technique. [materials] I can imagine that some of these items might be best not used as airplane carry-on luggage. Although the zip-up skin blazer might be fun to wear to the airport so you could ask the security guy, “are you sure you want me to take this off?” My favorite, by far, is the vase for orchids.