As an artist I have come up with an awesome idea to bring our community together and celebrate a local hero's creative interpretation of our complex universe. During his time as Commander of the International Space Station. local hero Chris Hadfield took the opportunity to capture the beauty of Earth from the depths of space. The result was breath taking landscapes of vibrant colours and vivid textures. These stunning photographs have inspired me to create a series of body paintings representing the beautiful images that Commander Hadfield captured. My plan is to body paint models to camouflage into the photos that were taken from space and then have them printed and displayed at an art show which will feature a live body painting so that everyone can witness the creative process. A portion of the proceeds from the sales of both the originals and prints will go to a charity in need within our community. The main piece will be the photograph that Chris Hadfield took of Sarnia from space.
Funded by Sarnia, ON (August 2013)