Multilateral by Runa-Amanda
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.