JAANA VERONIKA - WONDER WOMEN - The WAU Project
"I had meant to model for Riina for a long time, and finally with the WAU-project the right moment occured. My body has gone through very tough times during pregnancies, I have faced big losses when my body has failed me. But taking care of my body gives me a lot of strength. Riina had chosen me a kanga with a text ”I wish you all the success and blessings” - 'Wish' will now remind me even after decades about the power of womanhood, strength, survival and also accepting my weaknesses.
I've painted a lot with Riina, but modelling for her was also very natural. The shape of your body doesn't matter in body painting, art can be created on any kind of canvas. Finding the right pose for the photo was extremely important, and I found a perfectionist in myself regarding that, even though the painting session had already lasted numerous hours. 'Wish' will remind me even after decades about the power of womanhood, strength, survival and also accepting my weaknesses."