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Artist Gesine Marwedel creates wonderful optical illusions with her body paintings.  Using masterful painting techniques in coordination with photography and lighting, she transforms beautiful women into landscapes and creatures.  In one image, she has created the illusion of a pink flamingo; in another, she has superimposed a desert landscape onto undulating curves.  A practicing occupational therapist based in Germany, Marwedel also works in more traditional and lasting mediums.

Gesine Marwedel

For more of the work, please visit Gesine Marwedel’s website.

-Jayme Catalano

Stephan Balleux’s edgy sculpture ‘Bullet Proof’s Anatomy’ challenges our notions of infallibility and invulnerability, mocking modern technology’s promise of safety and order.  Nothing is bullet proof, nothing is invincible; no matter how we comfort ourselves with Kevlar, we are mortal and we will die.  And yet the skull is dripping in cheerful, vibrant, beautiful colors, as though to remind us that there is beauty in fragility.  A Belgian artist based in Germany, Balleux was recently the artist in residence at WARDLOW in Australia.

Bullet Proof's Anatomy by Stephan Balleux

For more information, visit Stephan Balleux’s website.

-Jayme Catalano