Andrea Mandrescu has been exploring raised textiles that are almost like tribal scarification. Inspired by skin her fabrics are like an extra layer of skin worn as garments or glued on as jewelry.
“Inlaid Fantasies” came about mainly from reinventing marquetry and inlay crafts, but my idea, before hence, was to create an “inlaid skin”, “inlaid body”. This idea had an impact in the kind of materials that I used, different kinds of rubber, that some, like silicone can easily mimic the real skin."
"Another project of mine entitled “Tattoografts”, was a conceptual three dimensional skin graft tattoo that can be overlaid onto the skin." Andreea Mandrescu