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Cameron meeting Laolu! Fast friends!

I love living in New York City. There’s inspiration for absolutely everything everywhere you go! Being able to expose my daughter to exhibits, museums and galleries is so important to me. I want to  ensure that she has a well rounded and diverse perspective of the world.

This month we had the opportunity to preview new works by the Nigerian performance artist, Laolu. Laolu’s body paintings, inspired by a spiritual Yoruba ritual, have been featured all over the world. Most notably, he’s the artist behind the body painting in Beyonce’s “Sorry” video! My sister is friend’s with Laolu’s family so we all attended together. Continue to scroll for more photos of Laolu’s new work, behind the scenes video from the opening and Cameron getting her face painted by Laolu himself!

Check out his website for more information about his work and for booking private viewings of the new collection!

Love,
The Lawrences

 

Work

The hashtag for the campaign is #EverythingisMyCanvas. Check out the gallery below for a sample of his new work. Everything truly is his canvas as he paints on jackets, boots, canvas and the human body.
Laolu’s  body painting artworks are called Sacred Art of the Ori, noting that the origin of this practice derives from a spiritual Yoruba ritual.

 

Cam’s Face Painting

When a world renowned artist offers to paint your face, the answer is obviously a undeniable Yes! Cameron was so excited to have her face painted and still talks about it to this day.

(Wakanda Forever 🙂

Credits:
See our Style post for credits and more outtakes here!
Author

Nia Lawrence has over 10 years of experience working as an Art Director at some of the top magazinesin New York City. She was responsible for creating visual content for companies such as Real Simple, Latina, Redbook, Women's Health, Martha Stewart Living, Suede and Victoria's Secret.. ​ Brooklyn, NY is home to the mom of one who currently runs the Nia Lawrence Design Studio, a print and digital marketing company.

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