Saturday, January 5, 2008

Body Painting

Body painting seems to straddle the line between commercial and fine art in a somewhat ambivalent way. Most people are exposed to body painting at a show of some sort usually involving vehicles for some strange reason. Yet it embodies ephemeral art in its ultimate form -- it cannot be reproduced as each work is brand new, it is temporal and finite and yet it challenges the viewer and forces the viewer to consider whether it is something that they are comfortable with.

Here's Marla Singer body painted.