The most common question people ask me when they hear I´m a body painter, is what body painting is used for. It´s art most people have seen in some form somewhere, but it seems a little vague a concept why and what it is created for. Are you wondering about that too?
Wonder Women - The WAU Project exhibition opened in Helsinki city centre two weeks ago. I am so grateful to have this opportunity to show these 12 works and share the stories of these amazing women in the artworks. So empowering and it's touching to see how some visitors have moved to tears because they feel they can relate to these Wonder Women. The feedback has been absolutely wonderful.
The Non-smoking campaign Body Tells the Story I painted for last autumn has proved to be an amazingly successful concept. We re-created the paintings with the communications agency AC Sanafor this July for SuomiAreena in Pori, Finland and again the campaign was picked up by many news sites and social media. Thought-provoking paintings really pass the message to the viewer and makes you think twice about smoking and what it does to your body.
This year I wasn't competing which was totally new to me. I had thought I would just chill out and enjoy other artists' work, but turns out my week was full of action and activities, I didn't even have time to go for a refreshing swim in the lake! Hot and sunny week included my first workshop at the World Bodypainting Academy program, my fine art body painting exhibition, parties and jury duty at the world awards. So much fun!
I had one amazing day creating this camouflage body painting for a corporate event. The client was a Finnish paint manufacturer and the event organisers were clever to think of body painting as a fabulous entertainment for the company's party. I introduced the idea of camouflage body art as I thought it would make a nice living artwork for the event. Everyone loved the idea and the outcome was just what we wanted - people loved watching the painting process coming to an end, they took lots of photos and the whole thing became a talking point amongst the guests.
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