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Athena Zhe: Creating Art on Human Bodies 2017-08-0650848

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“I was born and raised in Ukraine, and I came here when I was 14 years old to pursue an American dream.”
“我是土生土长的乌克兰人,14岁的时候来到这边追求自己的美国梦。”
“I was always creating stuff since I was a little child, all of the walls were painted.My notepads were painted, everything, everywhere I could paint, I always did.Like, there’s always doodles in every single book I was reading.”
“从小我就总在创造东西。家里的墙全都被我画了个遍。笔记本也都没能幸免。不论何物,不管何地,只要是能画画,我绝不会浪费任何一个机会。比如说,我读过的每本书上都会有各种各样的涂鸦。”
“I started by doing face painting, and I was doing it for about a year or two.I’m the type of person that always likes to take it to the next level.Like, OK what’s next, what’s next? You know, I’m already done with facepainting, now what?And I went to face and body art convention in Florida, and I saw that people were doing body painting.And I’m like, oh my God, this is so exciting, it’s so much better than just face painting because now I can do all my art with body painting as well and that’s how body painting came along.”
“我先从面部彩绘开始做起,一直做了大概有一两年的样子。我是一个喜欢把任何东西都上升一个层次的人。比如我会想下一步呢?接着该干什么了呢?面部彩绘我已经做够了,现在该干点什么呢?后来有一次我去弗罗里达参加面部和人体彩绘艺术大会,并亲眼见到他们进行人体彩绘的过程。我当时就想,我的天,真是太棒了,这比只在脸上彩绘好太多了,因为我现在也可以用人体彩绘来表达自己的艺术了,于是就这样,我开始踏上了人体彩绘的道路。”
“I definitely had my body painted quite a few times, and one of the main reasons why I decided to do that is because I wanted to know what it feels like for the model to be painted.Because, for me, it’s very important to make my model feel as comfortable as humanly possible.And in order for me to understand it better, I chose to be on the other end of the brush, so I can learn this experience.”
“我当然也体验过很多次在自己身上作画。之所以这么做,主要是我想知道被画的模特是什么感觉。因为对我来说,在力所能及的范围内尽可能让模特感觉到自在非常重要。为了能更好地了解这种感觉,我选择亲自上阵体验模特们的感受,并从中借鉴经验。”
“Initially, when I was exposed to this career, my parents did not support me at all.They want me to be a lawyer, a doctor, I’m actually the first person in my family that does not have a college degree.But, at the same time, I’m the most successful one out of my whole family.”
“最初接触这一行的时候,我父母根本不同意。他们一心想让我成为一名律师或者医生。我其实是家里边第一个没有念过大学的人。但同时,我也是全家最成功的人。”
“When I pick up a brush, it’s almost like I’m getting into my own zone, in my own little world, my comfort zone.Very often, my models try to talk to me throughout the process, but it’s so hard for me to even keep up a conversation because I’m so focused about what I’m doing, and I’m so inspired that it totally takes me out of this world, it’s almost like a drug!”
“我一拿起画笔,就像是进入了自己的地盘,在我自己的小世界里享受着舒适区。很多时候我的模特都想要在彩绘过程中跟我交流,但是很难聊起来,因为我太专注了,人体彩绘极大地启发了我,还把我完全带离了这个世界。它就像是一种毒品!”
“I have moments in my life that I get focused on one particular design or a color, a few years ago, I got my first car.And everything had to be zebra, like, even my dog was not allowed in the car unless he was dressed up in a zebra outfit.And now, as I purchased my first house, everything in my house is colored teal. Everything!”
“我人生当中总有些时候会专注于某一种特定的设计或颜色。几年前,我拥有了人生中第一辆车。于是当时所有配套的东西都被我弄成了条纹的。甚至于如果我的狗狗如果没穿条纹衣服,都别想进我的车。现在我又入手了第一套房子,家里的一切都被我涂成了水鸭色。真的是一切东西。”
“I am a huge fan of Tom Jones,‘What’s new pussycat? Woah, Woah!’ Oh my god, OK so, that’s how obsessed I am.For some reason, for some really weird reason, it inspires me, when I wake up in the morning, and I turn on his music, nothing else matters.”
“我是汤姆·琼斯的死忠粉。‘怎么样小猫咪?喔,呜喔!我的天,好吧,我就是这么迷他。由于某种原因,某种非常奇怪的原因,这首歌特别能激励我。’每天一早醒来之后,打开他的音乐,瞬间什么都无所谓了。”
“What I do for a living, it makes me happy, I feel like I have not worked a day of my life.I feel like America gave me an opportunity to pursue my passion, as an artist.And I’m pretty sure I won’t be able to succeed in art field that I am in if I would be back in Ukraine.It’s a great feeling, it’s a great feeling to do what you love.”
“我现在为了谋生而做的事业让自己很开心。因此我从来没觉得自己是在工作。另外我觉得,美国给了我作为一名艺术家追求激情的机会。我非常确定,如果回到乌克兰,我肯定不会像现在一样,在人体彩绘艺术领域取得成功。这种感觉非常棒,能够去做自己热爱的事情感觉真的很棒。”

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