Hello, Hoi, Aloha, Hola, Gruetzi, Bonjour, Ayubowan, Ciao
My name is Cynthia Fleischmann and I am an artist, amputee and Harmony Strand visionary. I grew up between Zurich Switzerland, Boston Massachusetts and Miami Florida, and currently live in Zollikon, Switzerland.
I started experimenting with painting on a naked model to visually incorporate person into place in 2009. I was 20 back then and I was in my senior year at the University of Miami getting my Bachelor of Arts in Painting. Since I love animals that match their environments via colors and patterns, I wanted to create the same visual and respectful connection that animals have with their environments but with humans. Because the end result was a photograph, I quickly realized I needed to improve my photography to capture the connection I was looking for. In 2011, I was awarded with a full scholarship and Teachers Assistant position for a Masters of Fine Arts in Photography at the University of Miami. ‘Bodypaintography’ is the word I created to define my art of combining body-painting & photography to create and capture a harmonious connection between person and place. Red hands are my signature and symbol of humanity, connecting us to our present, history & ancestors. They are also a reminder that no matter what environment we are personally connected to, we are all connected to each other as humans, with the power to create and share love or hate and destroy.
The choice is ours.
My Resume |CV is here for your review.
Here are various links where I talk about my work:
Alongside bodypaintography, I am a canvas and mural painter, organize art happenings such as 'Ashes to Ashes; Dust to Dust' at Burning Man and am working on a project called 'Harmony Strand' calling out for peace, harmony & climate action.
Come visit me in my Art & Events Gallery on Minervastrasse 33 in Zurich, Switzerland!
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All bodypaintography images are Copyright Cynthia Fleischmann 2009 - Present.