Artist Emma Allen is known for her makeup and body-painting work, serving major clients the likes of Google, MTV and the Saatchi Gallery.
However, in a self-portrait video titled “Ruby,” Allen turned the paint brush onto herself. The artist created a short and striking stop-motion film that explores themes like life, death and rebirth.
According to the video’s description, the self-portrait illustrates “the transfer of energy from one incarnation to another.”
Allen writes that the project took her five days to complete. Armed with only face paints, a mirror and a camera, she shot the video herself.
Though the clip is two months old, the video gained traction after Vimeo labled it a “Staff Pick” on Nov. 8.
To see more of Allen’s beautiful work, visit her website.
Read more: http://mashable.com/2013/11/11/emma-allen-stop-motion/