Spencer Tunick is getting ready for an installation at the Republican Convention and I can’t wait to see it.
“The photograph will involve 100 nude women holding large mirror discs, reflecting the knowledge and wisdom of progressive women and the concept of “Mother Nature” into and onto the convention center, cityscape and horizon of Cleveland. The philosophy of the artwork relates to the idea of the sacred feminine. By holding mirrors, we hope to suggest that women are a reflection and embodiment of nature, the sun, the sky and the land. We want to express the belief that we will rely upon the strength, intuition and wisdom of progressive and enlightened women to find our place in nature and to regain the balance within it. The mirrors communicate that we are a reflection of ourselves, each other, and of, the world that surrounds us. The woman becomes the future and the future becomes the woman.”
Alexa Meade and Sheila Vand collaborate to create these human paintings, not using the typical medium like canvas, but real live bodies submerged in milk, covered in paint and photographed to appear as an oil painting, so cool!