Mague Calanche sent the above digital image. She was painting a shower curtain with these images. I thought it was quite interesting and decided to explore women's pubic hair as a topic. I found a cool online vendor called Only Mannequins that sold inexpensive plastic torsos. The order via Amazon took much longer than expected: 10 days for piece to arrive. When it finally arrived, I add gesso to the body and because I had to wait so long to get started, I decided to just adhere rubber bands to the torso via gel medium. I wanted to give a sense of fleshiness. I also had perfect pubic hair material - curly hair wig, which I braided with a wire inserted. I am not 100% satisfied with this piece. I have ordered another torso and will lay down the rubber bands more flatly on the torso. I will spend longer than the few weeks Art Tag afforded me, to create a more fleshy torso. And I may decided to cut the flesh out from the torso so that it ends up being drapey, rather than solid. Feeling inspired!!!
white marker, double-sided tape, scissors, black paint, glue stick