Sean and Mittie | The Forest Monster and My Transformation 5

The Forest Monster and My Transformation

For Bendita’s Spring Tattoo Moda Weekend, Myrna Camacho, owner of Bendita, invited me to perform. Mariano Ramirez, a sculptor from Mexico City, painted me live for over 6 hours to produce the Forest Monster. Once they turned me into the Spring-themed creature of Myrna’s and Mariano’s imagination, I danced. It was an incredible experience.

The product of an enchanted forest, every part of the body paint and costuming represented the woods and the power of nature. Particular detail was paid to the gloves, made of intricately woven branches, and the headdress – which was an unbelievable work of art. Full of texture – plant matter, leaves, moss and sticks – and sculpted to perfection, this was quite possibly the greatest piece of costuming I have ever used.

 

Here are some process shots leading up to my final transformation into the forest monster.

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What does the enchanted forest represent? Possibly danger or adventure, though more commonly a hidden refuge, protection from evil and magic. My character, inspired by the mythical Faun, was mischievous, playful and representative of the places that are still wild in the world. I thought it was fitting 🙂

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4 Comments
  • Patricia Smith
    Posted at 16:16h, 16 March

    Fabulosa…. and I don’t mean the cleaning product! Felicidades to you and to Bendita!

  • Dana Mendoza
    Posted at 16:26h, 16 March

    This is fantastic! I am obsessed.

  • Maelle Jayet
    Posted at 17:05h, 16 March

    The picture of you with your hair loose and the star thing above your head is STUNNING.

  • James
    Posted at 05:09h, 17 March

    Awesome as always Mittie!

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