EDITH: Cathi, you're an artist who — among other things — tattoos renderings of nipples and areolas onto women who've lost parts of their breasts to cancer and surgery. The photos in your gallery, and in your photo book, might classify in some places as not safe for work, but we're including them throughout this interview.
You mentioned to me in an earlier email that you've been inspired, style-wise, by Michelangelo. How does that translate onto the human body?
CATHI: It isn’t so much that I'm inspired by Michaelangelo, but I use this analogy when I'm explaining what I do to new audiences of men and women who have [...]
Onibury is a British village with a population of around 100, containing a pub, a church, a school and "not much else"; last week, an original painting by Claude Monet came to visit, as part of a BBC-led initiative called Masterpieces in Schools, in which 26 paintings worth a total of $22.7 millions will be lent to schools across England, and a host of other online resources (an interface where kids can "tag" objects in famous paintings, a web series called "What Do Artists Do All Day?") attempt to make the art world more accessible.
A little late on these: illustrator Mica Angela Hendricks collaborated with her 4-year-old daughter on a series of portraits, and the result makes perfect nonsense. "I had drawn a woman’s face," Hendricks explained, "and she had turned her into a dinosaur-woman." Yep! The collection is up on her blog, and she's made prints available for purchase here.