Normally when a model poses for an artist, they are expected to remain motionless.
But this model may struggle to stay still – as they are the actual artwork.
Artist Alexa Meade’s technique involves painting directly onto the physical subjects that she is referencing, rather than using a canvas.
Once the paintings are complete, she then photographs both the subject she had painted onto and the background.
The effect creates an optical illusion as the 3D effect of her scenes is compressed into a 2D plane.
Miss Meade, 24, grew up in Washington D.C. and had previously worked on Capitol Hill as an intern, before working on Barack Obama’s Presidential campaign.
Video from Al-Jazeera English.