Celestial Bodies

Mikael Owunna is an African artist that hand painted African models with fluorescent paint and photographed them in complete darkness with a UV photographic filter. The results are stunning photos of celestial and heaven-like patterns. I was very impressed by the reaction of the models involved. They claimed to have been amazed to see their bodies in such a way that gave them hope and a confidence boost. The piece was a response to police violence and killing of black Americans. This piece I think is relevant with our wearables project.


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