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.
Image: Vimeo, Emma Allen