Monday Archives: Reefs In Art: Incredible Human Canvas Edition

By Caitlin Nichole 4 months agoNo Comments


It’s really astounding how much time, patience and talent goes into this sort of work on all sides. The artist, the models, the photographer. It looks excruciatingly tedious for everyone involved. Body artist Emma Fay, commended for her dedication to detail in these beastly replicas, employs a series of limber contortionists to remain perfectly still for up to six hours as she brushes and sponges their bare flesh with water-based paint.

That seriously has to tickle big time, I’m surprised they don’t end up a giggling ball of naked painted limbs once meant to resemble a seahorse. Particularly striking is the lethal Blue-Ringed Octopus, which required some seriously intimate placement to get just the right result. While it’s not reef-related, let’s throw this menacing arachnid in the mix, featuring a painfully back-bent Lowri Thomas as the subject because it’s just extraordinary.
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  Reefs in Art

 Caitlin Nichole

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I'm a New York Reef Enthusiast and Fish Nerd, amateur photographer, dog lover, beer brewer/drinker, cocktail mixer, semi-seasoned chef, Prosecco Indulging, lightly foul-mouthed, slightly antagonistic, sorta-artistic, wordy bookworm of a girl. Dog mommy of three, an Abyssinian dubbed "Mau", plus one Dwarf Cuttlefish and a few Clarions. I have a tattoo of an Octopus with flowers on my rear. I ride my bike to the beach and sip bourbon with a good (reef) book while watching the waves. I like to think I'm witty and charming - but I'll let you decide.

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