A Turkish visual artist challenges conventional notions of beauty and body ornaments with her “face-distorting” jewellery.

Burcu Büyükünal’s collection of jewellery defies the typical approach to body ornaments.

Made to fit along the contours of the wearer’s face, Büyükünal’s “face-distorting” jewellery is reminiscent of something from ancient Middle Eastern culture. Alternatively, it signals the beginning of a whole new fashion trend.

Büyükünal explains that this range takes its cue from trends in cosmetic surgery to question conventional ideas of beauty, while also examining the challenges associated with jewellery as a form of adornment.