From the Artist The question First meeting Sneha, I would say you would be intimated. She is a strong, brilliant women, who knows what she wants and this shows through. Even not knowing Sneha very well, I have come to see this from her. I met Sneha through a friend, and when exploring the idea of exposure asking her seemed to be of high interest to me. Sneha being from India, I questioned if her exposures would be align with the girls I asked from the states.
Me: “Hey Sneha! I hope your semester is starting off well! I have a question for you. I was wondering if you would be interested in modeling for me for a painting? I am doing a series of paintings with the concept of exposure. I would love to sit down and chat with you about the concept and what it means to you, and if you would like to model for the painting after that. If not its totally okay. Again hope you are well and hear from you soon!
Sneha- “ Sure : ) “
After this we met up at a coffee shop and I discussed the concept with her, like all of them she needed time to think it over.
Sneha's Response- I accepted Crystalyn’s offer to be a model for her project “Being-Exposed” and we met to discuss the details. She asked me a question before discussing the details. She asked what “Being-Exposed” meant to me. And the very first thought that came to mind was my facial expressions. I have always had a tough time hiding what and how I feel in any situation, as my facial expressions change immediately. And that’s when I feel that I am being exposed. So I told her this. I said it’s difficult for me to hide my feelings like happiness, sadness, anger, frustration, etc. Some times the situation requires that I don’t express in a certain way but I cant help it and people can see it on my face. I literally feel that everything I have in my heart and mind is being exposed through my face. It even gets embarrassing at times. Like if I get mad at someone or some situation, it will be immediately seen on my face. Sometimes I don’t want the other person to know that I am mad but I can’t hide it.
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