Coming in fall of 2022, Hildegaard will debut an experiential artwork presenting the abstract dimensions of self encounter through facial aesthetics.

The origin of the word cosmetic derives from the Greek kosmos — the harmonious arrangement of the universe. As human beings, we are an integral part of this order. What secrets of light do plants hold, and how to unlock them? How to become an even more direct conduit for refracting the light of the cosmos? In approaching the Beautiful through this cosmic lens, we explore deepened notions of creation and belonging.

Hildegaard frames the Skin as the site of exchange between the human and the wider cosmos.