Floating Yogini

Title: “Floating Yogini”
Medium: Pencil, Digital Painting, 2012

Fourth in my pole series. My friend, Heidi Neilson, performed this Yogini inspired dance for the 2010 Polestars competition in Los Angeles. Back when I was a beginner, I watched Heidi rehearse this piece in the dance studio and my jaw hit the FLOOR when I saw her get into this pose. Watching her dance, I knew I wanted to get stronger and become a more confident person. Her interpretation of her character made it really easy for me to paint her as a gravity defying yogini in a beautiful world. Please watch the routine here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sc-1vlLrJ5Y

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    Pole Dance Series
  • Series Description
    This series is my personal way of sharing with the world the beauty of pole dancing. I hope, through illustration, I can reach a wider audience outside of our dance community to consider how incredible this aerial art is and to reduce the stigma that is usually associated to it. My aim is to create a new series of pin-ups not only celebrating a woman's beauty, but also her physical strength and grace. Each of my models are dancers who have inspired me throughout my journey.