What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Somebody We Used to Know:


bodyEmma Hack, today’s featured artist, specializes in body art and makeup. She does an amazing job of choosing scenes and designs into which to blend. Much like one of my first posts, Wallflower, the subjects are painted to match the bold wallpaper against which they stand. In those earlier photos, the artist – who was also the model – seemed like she was trying to disappear into the background. Hack, however, definitely feels very present in her work, even though she herself doesn’t appear in her photos.

Sometimes, her models are the main event, sometimes, they merge with the background, but they are always cleverly, creatively, joyfully there. The series I want to show you is called “Wallpaper” and features papers by the famous wallpaper designer Florence Broadhurst. Broadhurst’s work is so lush and gorgeous, it really deserves its own post, but Hack got my attention first.

And whether you realize it or not, you know Hack’s work. She is known the world over for her painting of the singers in Gotye’s impossibly well-known music video for “Somebody I Used to Know.” What a talented artist!

All images property of Emma Hack.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

11 thoughts on “Somebody We Used to Know:

  1. As a Stage Makeup instructor, this makes my heart go pitty-pat…..

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  2. These are amazing! The time and patience required must be incredible. The models must have to resist itching and scratching or otherwise smudging the paint.

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  3. Beautiful art with a technical perfection that is rarely seen. Thank you Donna.

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  4. Reblogged this on sketchuniverse and commented:

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