Runa Amanda ART

This is what I’m editing today. Not sure if this is the final product or if I will work on it a lot more, but wanted to share a work in process with you today. You’ll see more #wips on my instagram: RunaAmandaArt :) 

Hope you have a nice Sunday afternoon! 

This is what I’m editing today. Not sure if this is the final product or if I will work on it a lot more, but wanted to share a work in process with you today. You’ll see more #wips on my instagram: RunaAmandaArt :) 

Hope you have a nice Sunday afternoon! 

Body Landscape 3 by Runa-Amanda

The 3rd and last photo in the Body Landscape series.

Body Landscape 3 by Runa-Amanda

The 3rd and last photo in the Body Landscape series.

One of the photos I took of the band Samsari in December. Check them out! :)

It was freezing cold when we took this, but it doesn’t really look cold.

One of the photos I took of the band Samsari in December. Check them out! :)

It was freezing cold when we took this, but it doesn’t really look cold.

Body Landscape 1 by Runa-Amanda

1st of 3 photos in this series. 

The human body is like a landscape, you can explore it for hours, always find new details.

Body Landscape 1 by Runa-Amanda

1st of 3 photos in this series.

The human body is like a landscape, you can explore it for hours, always find new details.

Cathedral by Runa-Amanda

An edited photo of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, taken in March 2014.

Cathedral by Runa-Amanda

An edited photo of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, taken in March 2014.

Multilateral by Runa-Amanda


mul·ti·lat·er·al  (mŭl′tĭ-lăt′ər-əl)
adj.
1. Having many sides.
2. Involving more than two nations or parties: multilateral trade agreements.

Model: Ingrid Hoff Gaustad

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Instead of applying paint to the picture in Photoshop, I tried painting straight onto the skin. A new approach to my mixed media style! It was a lot of fun. Sort of difficult to know when to stop painting onto more skin, partly because I didn’t have a clear idea about what I wanted to convey, and partly because it was so much fun. :) 

I knew I wanted the paint to appear sort of cracked. And I knew that part of what I wanted to convey was how we all play different roles throughout our days, years, lives. For me, the side we see in this picture is one of the public sides. Where we are supposed to make it look like everything is all right and as flawless as possible.

I have learned to believe that the other side, the private, flawed, more vulnerable side, is even more beautiful. The side where people’s imperfections make them perfect. 

So this piece is really about my appreciation for imperfection, and how I think it’s necessary for every human being to show this side to someone and be told that it’s okay. Just like we needed to remove the gold paint to let her skin breath.

Multilateral by Runa-Amanda


mul·ti·lat·er·al (mŭl′tĭ-lăt′ər-əl)
adj.
1. Having many sides.
2. Involving more than two nations or parties: multilateral trade agreements.

Model: Ingrid Hoff Gaustad

__________________________

Instead of applying paint to the picture in Photoshop, I tried painting straight onto the skin. A new approach to my mixed media style! It was a lot of fun. Sort of difficult to know when to stop painting onto more skin, partly because I didn’t have a clear idea about what I wanted to convey, and partly because it was so much fun. :)

I knew I wanted the paint to appear sort of cracked. And I knew that part of what I wanted to convey was how we all play different roles throughout our days, years, lives. For me, the side we see in this picture is one of the public sides. Where we are supposed to make it look like everything is all right and as flawless as possible.

I have learned to believe that the other side, the private, flawed, more vulnerable side, is even more beautiful. The side where people’s imperfections make them perfect.

So this piece is really about my appreciation for imperfection, and how I think it’s necessary for every human being to show this side to someone and be told that it’s okay. Just like we needed to remove the gold paint to let her skin breath.

Behind the scenes of my photoshoot at Zenit Yoga from yesterday!

Behind the scenes of my photoshoot at Zenit Yoga from yesterday!