Ming Xi by Nick Knight for V #71
La fièvre Grunge
Sky Ferreira for Vogue Paris September 2013
Photographer: Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott
Styling: Emmanuelle Alt, Joe Mckenna, & Katy England
Our experiences with finger-painting have always been pretty messy affairs - the sort where you have to cover the table in plastic and put a grown-up’s shirt on over your own clothes before breaking out the paints. Since 2003 NYC-based artist Judith Ann Braun has been experimenting with an entirely different and completely awesome sort of finger-painting. Judith uses a carbon medium, usually charcoal or graphite, and adheres to personal rules regarding the use of symmetry and abstraction to elevate the act of finger-painting into a fine art.
"Braun’s work, Fingerings, entails the use of her fingers in lieu of more traditional tools in order to create intricate and bilaterally symmetrical designs, sometimes covering an entire wall. The details of her sweeping landscapes are also all perfectly symmetrical. For some of these works, Braun will use both hands simultaneously to help create the symmetrical effect she wishes to execute.”