When pressure is applied to a part of the body, the blood supply to the nerves in that area are cut off. This prevents the nerves sending important signals to the brain. Paraesthesia is also known as pins and needles (para (beside) ie. abnormal, aesthesia (sensation).
This is a photographic study and part of my Objectified Decay Series (2013). The delicate surface of the strawberry has been pierced and immobilised by the sharpness of the metal pins. The result feels painful, destructive and uncomfortable. This characterises many harsh and volatile environments from the inner city scrapes, to wider and problematic regions silenced by larger forces.