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11/10/2013 05:03 am ET

Watch This Face Experience Aging, Death, Decay And Rebirth All In 75 Seconds

Ruby from Emma Allen on Vimeo.

In real life, the process of aging, decaying and being reborn could take decades -- even centuries. Thanks to the wondrous glory that is the internet, we can skip the boring parts and experience the entire cosmic miracle in 75 seconds.

London-based artist, animator and body painter Emma Allen performs the phenomenon that is reincarnation using her own face as a canvas. Allen turns from an aging woman to a rotting skeleton to a burgeoning fetus to a leopard, making a few other existential stops along the way. The entire process took Allen five days, using only stop frame animation and some very expertly applied face paint.

h/t This Is Colossal

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