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I'm currently working on an expansive (50 piece) installation involving the carved matrices normally used for relief printing. It's in the early stages, but the predominant crux involves gender, insecurity and the three-page travelogue from the 1493 world history book "The Nuremberg Chronicles".The travelogue documents the characters (or monsters) you may encounter outside of the western european world. I'm researching and translating likely cultural misidentifications and re-representing them as carved pieces. The completed piece will march around a gallery space utilizing the floor, wall and ceiling.
I'm looking for male or female models in Iowa and Illinois (near the Quad Cities) who are interested in getting paid a flat fee (15 dollars an hour for clothed, 20 for nude) to pose for me. (approximately 2 hours) The work is based off of gestural and contour drawings and can be clothed, semi-clothed or nude. The model will also receive a two-color print of the finished piece. The drawing would take place in an University environment. The poses are long-ish (10-20 minutes) and I want the model to feel as comfortable and safe as possible, so feel free to bring a friend/loved one who can be there or potentially participate.
Please contact me if you are interested or have questions.
The finished installation is going to take awhile, but individual pieces are already being shown in Chicago, Des Moines, Brooklyn and Tempe.