Wisconsin Life

Body of Art

Clip: Season 4 Episode 8 | 5m 14s

Madison artist Dawn Marie Svanoe uses the human body as her canvass to create mind-bending images. Her models are nearly nude when she applies special makeup like paint on her living canvass. Her “body of art” includes a matador, mermaids, a broken doll, and a chess board. Transforming the human body into a work of art, her artwork is here today but gone tomorrow.

Aired: 11/10/16

Rating: TV-G

Video has closed captioning.

Funding provided by Alliant Energy, Lowell and Mary Peterson, and Friends of Wisconsin Public Television.