If you’ve ever spent time with an artist (or if you’re fortunate enough to be one yourself), you know that creative minds process the world differently. While most people spend their downtime scrolling through social media or poring over books, artists whittle away their idle hours creating something new.
Just ask Natasha Farnsworth. While hanging around with her girlfriend one day, her affinity for traditional art and her desire to become a tattoo artist collided, resulting in a project that’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.
Farnsworth constantly draws inspiration from the woman she loves, but this time, she decided to get her involved in a much more visceral way. Gathering her materials, she began this incredible series of body paintings that are designed to bend the mind’s eye into oblivion.
“It was a spur-of-the-moment challenge,” she writes, “but we ended up really loving it. Now it’s become a tradition for our monthly anniversary.”
According to the artist, “I spend time gathering references that I find captivating and try to create something of my own. I love to showcase the work of other artists who have inspired me and challenge myself to replicate their unique styles.”
This particular piece was inspired by the work of German street artist 1010.
Shockingly enough, she didn’t harness her talents until she was a senior in high school. Her intricate pieces suggest years and years of technical training, but Farnsworth’s foray into art is still in its early stages.
It’s only fitting that each piece of her most well known project to date starts and ends on the skin. “I plan on practicing every day,” she writes, “and continuing on my professional artistic journey. I’m currently a tattoo apprentice, and I strive to work with that medium permanently in the future.”
Judging by this work and her incredible development as an artist this early in her career, it’s safe to say that Farnsworth will quickly realize that dream.