Wednesday, March 11, 2009

7. Love Reborn

Chest Hair, Tel Aviv

Raafat Hattab is an openly gay Palestinian performing artist and photographer. Today I had the honor of being in his studio as he and his team recreated Botticelli's The Birth of Venus, where he stands as Venus, The Roman Goddess of Love.
I was sure Raafat had shaved his chest for the picture, and was surprised to find that this heart is all natural - In fact, nobody noticed it until I pointed it out.
While this heart nearly went unseen, its message is blatantly clear: True love knows no boundaries and does not discriminate.

Keep a look out for the final product of this work. I saw the making of, and there is so much more for you to see. For more on Raafat Hattab
Goni Riskin is the photographer who was kind enough to provide me with this image.

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1 comment:

  1. It's amazing what you see when you open your eyes, mind and heart!