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Turkish visual artist Burcu Buyukunal casts a critical eye at cosmetic surgery with her "Terrifying beauty" series.

Turkish visual artist Burcu Buyukunal has unveiled an unusual line of jewelry that defies the typical look and definitions of body ornaments. Buyukunai’s “face-distorting” jewelry fits along the contours of a wearer’s face, thereby inspiring either an image reminiscent of ancient Middle Eastern cosmetics or a new fashion trend altogether. Of her work, the designer explains:

Terrifying beauty focuses on the trends of cosmetic surgery to question conventions of beauty and challenge the function of jewelery as adornment.

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