There is an ethereal quality to these images with Klimtian overtones of sex and death. Having the models lying quietly face down allows us to view them from above like we are watching them resting, maybe guarding them. That she can’t see us makes her almost vulnerable as we quietly observe her beauty. The structure was created by taking just a single line of scans down the body, making a wonderful, elongated image focusing on the shapes of the body sections, with just hints at either end of what she is lying on. In this case Zsuzsanna’s dark skin tone and pretty, swirling tattoo worked nicely with a Rhajasthani wall hanging I’d picked up in my travels, made of hundreds of pieces of traditional wedding dresses. The rich, mirrored fabric is again reminiscent of Klimtian backgrounds. She rests in the shade from the hot desert sun. Hence the title.
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