10/04/2012 13:06 BST | Updated 10/04/2012 13:27 BST

Charlotte Caron Paints Animal Faces Onto Human Bodies

If Charlotte Caron, a French artist working out of Rennes, asked to take your photo, you might be very flattered.

You might not be so pleased when you saw the result.

She has painted over the faces of colleagues from her art school with animal heads, aiming to highlight the masks people assume in everyday life.

Speaking to the HuffPost UK, she says: “Everyone wears a mask in society with friends or at work. That was my starting point. But how to show it?

“Two mediums were used: the painting and photography which allowed me to compare two worlds and to create this duality.”

Caron’s intention was to “create osmosis between the two mediums, between the animal and the portrait.”

We think the images are startling; the eyes of an animal peering out at you from a human frame are shocking and a little bit scary.

But we can't help but wonder what her colleagues thought of her interpretations...