I met Galatea on the subway. She was pale as a ghost. Intentionally. She dresses as as statue and stands motionless in the station as a form of living art. When I met her she was on her way to “work”…just standing there alongside everyone else but facepainted to look like a statue.
I arranged to shoot her entire process of transforming from Galatea into a Statue. When I got to her house she was listening to statue music. Seriously. It was music she was streaming from You Tube by a performer who stands onstage like a statue. Galatea is obviously very into statues. But she’s following her passion and that is something to envy if you aren’t following your own.
I shot this image right after she finished her transformation and was preparing to exit her apartment. You can find out more about Galatea on her website, http://www.thestatuespeaks.com/