Monday, January 23, 2012

Mag 101 In the name of Art

                                                                     From Boris Hoppek's Tokyo exhibit "Ever"

The Life Studio finally found a model who
could sustain this pose long enough
to take a number of photo's.

Then she would unfurl,
stretch and stealthily move about,
limbering up.

Afterwards she slathered herself
and her hair-in a gel substance.
Re-established her pose -exactly-
before they dowsed her in a spray
coating of Plastic.

It was thin enough to dry in 5 minutes.
It was pliable enough
to come off in one whole piece.

"The money they paid me"
She told the reporter after cleaning up
"Included a bonus for all the pulling of my hair!"

18 comments:

Yvonne Osborne said...

I hope it was a very large bonus! I thought of the model cleaning up too....almost put her in the bath but refrained.

Nice one!

Brian Miller said...

the layer of plastic is a bit creepy actually..not sure how much money that would take for me...

Sub-Radar-Mike said...

That experience would not be pleasant at all...

Tess Kincaid said...

I was wondering this very thing...how she could maintain that position...

Doctor FTSE said...

Very ingenious was to hold the pose. Well expressed.

Trellissimo said...

Hairspray with a vengeance! LOL

Crystal said...

You gotta hand it to her to be able to hold that pose for a while! :-)

Summer Rain said...

poetic and beautiful.

Cad said...

Thanks for visiting the Trellis household yesterday - there's and added giggle on that post now... LOL You might enjoy a second look?
Your Mag is brilliant, by the way. :)

Kat Mortensen said...

Nice - and comical too! I love that notion of the plastic that comes off in one piece. I wonder what became of it?

Laurie Kolp said...

Very creative take on the prompt!

Claudia said...

huu..the plastic spray coating gave me shivers..very creative take on the prompt...a bit creepy though..smiles

Lydia said...

Yikes! I had not even thought about what might be holding her in place. I wonder what the EPA and the AMA would say about the dangers of that spray coating. :)

Margaret said...

My daughter is seriously studying art and she draws nude models in unique poses. I often wonder HOW they hold onto the poses but she says some of the sketches are only minutes long - but they are NOT doused in plastic spray... ha.

Helena said...

A perfect little spin on the prompt. They'd be all day pulling and tugging at my thick, headfull!!

G-Man said...

Izzy...
You have a fantastic writing mind!

Suz said...

oooo fun!

ScottF said...

wow, that's pretty freeky lol