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Alexa Meade:
Your body is my canvas

TEDGlobal 2013 · 7:04 · Filmed Jun 2013
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Alexa Meade: Your body is my canvas
7:04 · Filmed June 2013 at TEDGlobal 2013 · Subtitles available in 32 languages

Alexa Meade takes an innovative approach to art. Not for her a life of sketching and stretching canvases. Instead, she selects a topic and then paints it—literally. She covers everything in a scene—people, chairs, food, you name it—in a mask of paint that mimics what's below it. In this eye-opening talk Meade shows off photographs of some of the more outlandish results, and shares a new project involving people, paint and milk.

Visual artist
Alexa Meade paints mesmerizing, illusionistic portraits directly on living subjects, subverting familiar visual cues with perspective and color. Full bio
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