Artist Uses Nude Models to Create Beautiful Images of Nature

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These wildlife creatures and plants are created entirely from images of the nude human body.

Multimedia artist Cecelia Webber has been featured worldwide for her original pieces, in which she uses the human body to construct intricate illustrations of common elements in nature. In her work, nude models, which she photographs herself, are shot in basic positions then duplicated numerous times. Webber then arranges the images into forms like flowers, fruit, butterflies, birds, and insects, mimicking the effect of a kaleidoscope. Her art connects our complex relationship with our bodies and nature. 

She says, "Each image takes many stages to create. I start by researching photos of the creature or plant I'm trying to create and then sketch poses I want to photograph in a notebook… I never warp my models or edit them to change them – it is important to me to portray real natural bodies. Once I have my photos I start laying out my piece and playing with color and arrangements… Many drastic transformations take place during this stage, so it's sort of magical, because so many different variations are possible. I feel many possibilities at once but the true form of my subject slowly emerges."

Here are some of Webber's Human Bodies Artwork.

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