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Artist transforms her body into the World Cup trophy

UK artist Emma Allen has captured the world’s attention again this week transforming herself into the FIFA World Cup Trophy using face paint.

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Allen’s self portrait instantly went viral, gaining over a half-million page views in the first few days.

The Independent described how Allen created the image, using a swimming cap to make her head smooth and painting the intricate detail on with different shades of gold.

Admitting she was not much of a football fan, Allen told The Independent she was drawn to the idea because the World Cup trophy is such an iconic symbol.

“I wanted to try and see if I could represent it in a face paint,” she said.

“It’s been interesting to see all the different interpretations of the picture.

“The hardest thing was getting my arms and hands in the right position. I took a lot of pictures before settling on the final one.”

On her website emmaallen.org she rejoices at all the attention:

“MY WORLD CUP SELFIE ON INDEPENDENT, EVENING STANDARD, ITV AND LONDON 24, WHOOP!”

– Emma Allen

The Face Painting School featured another work by Emma Allen recently. Ruby is a stop frame animated self portrait exploring the concept of samsara. See it here

Sources:
http://www.emmaallen.org
http://www.london24.com/news/quirky-london/london_artist_transforms_herself_into_world_cup_trophy_in_amazing_photos_1_3645987
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/news/world-cup-2014-london-artist-turns-herself-into-the-trophy-with-staggering-results-9542798.html
http://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/london-artists-transformation-into-human-world-cup-trophy-goes-viral-online-9542583.html
http://www.itv.com/news/london/2014-06-17/ultimate-selfie-artist-paints-herself-as-the-world-cup-trophy/
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/news/world-cup-2014-london-artist-turns-herself-into-the-trophy-with-staggering-results-9542798.html

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