“Following the trials and tribulations of over 70 tribes from around the world, design duo Corina Olaru and Manuela Vulpescu, who together make up SW-Arte, created their series ‘One Square Meter of Roots’ that combines tribal body paint art with photography and illustration.” TrendHunter about SW-Arte
Ainu or the senses of tradition

the people in circle
The round Universe of Kayapo
Herero and the flower of life

I know the 2 artists and I can tell you that this project came out of so much passion to Arts, that one can obviously notice. I enjoyed few hours with them, as I was letting myself body painted and photographed, turning into one of the tribal masks, the Maori Journal of life mask.. You can find it and many other masks and interesting stories on SW-Arte internet site http://www.sw-arte.com.

“Cultural and spiritual identity is explored through real bodies with paintings that cover the human skin and then seamlessly cover the walls, showing commonality between the person and their culture as they are intertwined with the self and the soul of the community. This strong bond is what has kept these groups of identity alive, with customs and traditions that have survived throughout the years remaining mostly intact. Each photograph comes with a story that shares an experience or a rite of passage, adding emotion to the tribal body paint art series.” TrendHunter about SW-Arte


Here are some ways to decorate the walls at home, in restaurants or hotels.


SWARTE is an open source of imagination transforming modern mental images into catchy art that can only be perceived when involving all five senses at once.


You can read more on http://www.sw-arte.com/

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