Bodypainting of Lena
Location of Shoot: Miami Beach, Florida
Theme: Russian Filagree
Background on This Bodypainting
Born near Moscow, Lena was a successful model in Russia. Russian print magazines regularly featured her wearing the latest fashions. But for Lena, the unseemly cracks within Russian culture held little appeal. She preferred the more transparent societies enjoyed in the West and eventually she emigrated to one of its largest fashion capitals: Miami Beach. It is here that Lena has made her permanent home. Although Lena is fiercely proud of her Russian ethnicity and language, she has no desire for even a short visit back to the land of her birth. America is now her adopted home. Lena contacted me about creating a bodypainting that would accurately reflect her original Eastern European culture as well as accent her hour glass figure. Our collaborative outcome was a theme based on the fine art of Russian filagree. Filagree is a delicate kind of jewelry metalwork, usually consisting of gold or silver, and incorporates tiny beads or twisted threads soldered together and arranged in artistic motifs. It often suggests lace, a Russian folk art specialty. Instead of employing my usual air brush equipment to execute the design, I decided that hand painting would produce finer detail. The gold color consists of stage make-up and easily washes off. But if left on the skin, this particular gold will safely adhere for two days. The ultra-feminine result is what you see in the photograph, with the repetitive gold pattern becoming "living Russian filagree".
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