The Young and the Guest List Party 2013 ~ Carnegie Library
Art Soiree was invited to put together a spectacular artistic program for the annual YGL party hosted by Washington Life Magazine. I was one of the body artists that were in attendance. Since we were at the library, I wanted to incorporate literature in my design for the body artwork. Otis Bonds was my model and I created a library on his chest with the world on his shoulders. I also incorporated greek elements that were found in the architecture of the library. On his arms, I wrote out one of my favorite poems by Elizabeth Browning.
“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways…”
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of everyday’s
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love thee with a passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints, — I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life! — and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.
~Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861)