arkModel Female New York, New York, US
Mayhem # 1482101
About MeI'm a painter/performer based in Brooklyn, NY. Though I started modeling mainly to support my artistic pursuits, it has changed my work and led me to explore performance as part of my artistic practice.
I recently returned from a journey across Europe, during which I initiated myself into the realm of street performance. Along the way, I worked with a number of photographers and my experiences led me to question more deeply what I want to get out of modeling. I thought a lot, in particular, about the disparity between the way I see myself and the way my body is observed/portrayed. I am trying to get away from creating pretty images in pursuit of a more authentic expression.
Some things that interest me: alternate worlds and selves, the V-effekt, ugliness, darkness, nightmares, Dionysian space, German Expressionism, absurdity, horror, the Duino Elegies, Beckett, analog photos, the intersection of words and images, automatism, Fluxus, passage of time, rituals, body-mind duality, mannequins, graffiti, desert landscapes, ancient mythology, the NYC subway, the stars.
Model for painters and photographers in NYC and elsewhere since 2006.
Art model at NYSS, SVA, Water Street Atelier, and group photography workshops in Brooklyn and Manhattan since 2011.