I went back to college in my mid twenties for Studio Art, having been unable to shake the dream of becoming an artist. But I did this funny thing and went to a liberal arts college, and since I have academic leanings and magpie like interests, I fell in love with religion courses. We had this great professor, James Kodera, who taught a course called “Contemplation and Action.” We read everything from Henri Nouwen and the Tao of Pooh to Martin Luther King. I filled out the paperwork to complete a minor in religion and Prof. Kodera said something about how now I live in two houses. I took a lot of courses in the religion department but I never completed the minor. Yet still his statement resonates for me. I live in two houses. There is art and yoga. I even have two blogs.
So if you’ve read this far, I’m looking for photographs of people doing 3 poses from the ashtanga 2nd series. You do not have to have a perfect body, nor does your pose have to be perfect. You do have to give me permission to use your photograph to make drawings and/or paintings/ mixed media pieces. There’s more information on my art blog here. I would prefer to have a set of one person doing all three poses. They are the backbends: ustrasana, laguvajrasana, and kapotasana. You may in turn receive some kind of sketch or artwork of yourself in the pose, which you may or may not love and frame and put in your home in a beautiful spot for yourself to enjoy for the rest of your life. Or recycle, whichever seems appropriate.
My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. One more thing, images should be high resolution so that I can print them out. I promise not to post your photos in odd places on the internet. I may ask your permission to post them on my art blog. They can be incognito as well. See the above image, although some of my work is much more detailed. The one above was done during a painting session with my son using tempera paint and fat paint brushes. I love how those fat brushes keep you from being too picayune with the paint.