For three years on and off, I’d spend seven hours at a time inside a 15-foot-long, 4-foot-wide, 5-foot-tall see-through glass box in the lobby of the Standard hotel in West Hollywood.
The "box girls" at the Standard had to wear white tank tops and little white shorts and "light, natural makeup." They hung out on a nice comfy bed, and could "do whatever they wanted in the box: use their computer, talk on the phone, read, listen to music, even sleep," as long as they pretended not to be listening when foreign businessmen asked if they were for sale. Okay, so there are pros here, there are cons here, [...]
To install the large canvases, which span approximately 60 by 45 feet, the artist enlists a production crew and heavy cranes. Minor components of the canvas support system, such as ropes or bars, are later removed from the photograph through minimal digital retouching, creating the illusion that the backdrop is floating behind the tree.