Poynter

Tableau Vivant

Our friends at the St. Pete times had a session with the Visual Journalists (VJs). Each group of three selected a photo or painting to recreate. Here I am Matisse’s Jazz Icarus. The photo links to the original painting.

This was surely a test of patience and endurance. The whole project was done in 90 minutes and I was awkwardly and unnaturally laying like that for about an hour. I’m wearing black napkins on my feet and hands, a blazer on backwards, a dress over my head and an apple is cut in half to make the heart.

Nina Mehta is a writer and product design leader in Brooklyn, New York. She began her design career in journalism and has been writing online for 20+ years. Nina is from outside Chicago and has since lived and worked in San Francisco, Berlin, London, and Tokyo. Learn about Nina at ninamehta.com.

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