by Low Lai Chow in New Art on Wednesday 22 May 2013

Alexa Meade, who regularly blurs the line between reality and art by painting directly on human bodies, recently collaborated with performance artist Sheila Vand. With Vand painted and submerged in a pool of milk, Meade had to fight against time to capture her shapeshifting form as portraits while the paint on Vand seeped into the milk. The actual snaps are beautiful, but so are the behind-the-scenes shots that show the process.