By now you  may have realised that I love discovering new artists and new art forms… and I just found both!

Heather Hansen is a dancer, painter and sculptor in New Orleans, USA, with a very unusual and holistic way to create art: her body is her paintbrush, in a way…

She first places herself in the middle of a huge white piece of paper… takes on a mysterious pose, charcoal ready in both hands…

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She then stretches herself over the large blank canvas and lets the magic start!

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She moves and stretches, glides and bends while the pieces of charcoal in her hand follow, creating symmetric patterns around her.

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She then smudges the harsh lines with her skin to creates softness…

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It is a very emotional experience both for her and those around her watching.

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Heather has a deep, spiritual connection with her work and a truly unique way to express herself!

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You can watch one of her live performances here, it really is special…

I encourage you to find out more about her on her website here.

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