Für die brasilianische Organisation ONG Conservacao Internacional, die sich für den Artenschutz einsetzt, hat der amerikanische Bodypaintkünstler Paige Thompson, diese drei ipstick-Bilder realisiert. When they speak we listen, wenn die Tiere ihr Leid klagen, sollten wir zuhören und reagieren, so könnte man das frei übersetzen.
Paige Thompson aus Texas studiert im letzten Jahr an der Uni. Sie liebt verrückte Sachen, auch in der Fotografie. Ihre Fantasie kennt keine Grenzen. In verschiedenen Zeitungen und Zeitschriften erschien ihre Serie ipstick.
Animal ipstick Art by Paige Thompson ist eine Sammlung von verschiedenen Tieren bemalt auf Lippen, die sie ständig ergänzt.
When and how did you begin to see yourself as an artist?
I started focusing on art as a passion of mine around 12 years of age. I mainly drew characters that I came up with in my head and figured that improving my technique and style would be priority for me in my future goals. About 4 years ago, in 2008, photography became a field of interest for me, which led to the creation of my Animal-ipstick series. It’s more of a side hobby, though, for what I truly want to pursue is hand-drawn concept art.
What’s fascinations for you?
When it comes to photography, I’m really interested in macro shots of nature or other unique objects/environments. I like taking a small world and opening it up into something big as if it were a new dimension. As for my pencil and photoshop work, I enjoy drawing people (characters that I make up or the human figure in general) and fan art for movies or games that I like.
Tell us something to your way of thinking and acting for your work “animal-ipstick”!
The Animal-ipstick series started with the Bumblebee. I was simply painting random designs on my lips to see if anything would come to me, and once I had applied black and yellow stripes it instantly reminded me of a bee. I just added eyes and wings. :) Since my Bumblebee became a bit popular online, I decided to do more animals. Over the past 3 years, I feel I’ve improved on the level of detail in my lip paintings, especially with my recent one, the Jaguar. I hope to one day presentmy Animal-ipstick series in a little gallery showing of some sort.
Do you have any upcoming projects we should know about?
The only project I have planned for my photography is finishing the list of animals requested by others for my Animal-ipstick series. Some of the animals I’ll be creating are a monkey, a parrot, and a dog.
Oh nice, great idea. I look forward to visiting your deviantart-page and see the new ones.
Many thanks to you, Page!
Weitere Lippenbekenntnis von Paige Thompson – tierisch gut! Deviantart
Credits & Description:
When they speak, we listen.
Advertising Agency: Africa, São Paulo, Brazil
Creative Directors: Sergio Gordilho, Flavio Waiteman, Humberto Fernandez, Rafael Pitanguy
Art Director: Gabriel Jardim
Copywriter: Vinicius Bandeira
Illustrator: Paige Thompson
Photographer: Paige Thompson