Mind and Body Art: Emma Hack Skin Painting

Australian Emma Hack literally lives her life as art. The acclaimed skin artist launched her career over twenty years ago as a hairstylist and children’s makeup artist. Today, her creative portfolio spans several genres, including sculpture, photography, and even editorial design.

Hack’s incredible instinct has resulted in a style that is instantly recognizable and highly sought after. Amongst her array of clients are Toyota, Tiffany & Co, MAC, Sony Playstation, and Cirque du Soliel, companies as diverse in their missions as Hack is with her talent.

Hack and Florence Broadhurst Collaboration

My favorite collection of Hack’s focuses on the human body and its environment, as she camouflages female forms against the elegant wallpaper designs of Florence Broadhurst.

One day I came across ‘Flourish,’ a home-ware store. They had a wall covered in the late Florence Broadhurst wallpaper designs. I felt a very strong connection to her designs, so I decided to try blending my models into it.┬áThe first time a tried, I painted for 19 hours. The designs are very difficult. I have progressed from showing a little skin and character work to fully blending the models into the designs.

No matter the body she paints nor the theme on which she makes commentary, Emma Hack brings ingenuity to everything she touches. I highly recommend you check out more of her work. If nothing else, she will make you realize just how much life truly is a work of art.

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