Christie began working with body print
paintings in 2003. Initially an exercise in
shapes, these became important for her
and those around her as a method of
realizing and embracing body shapes to
establish and re-affirm body acceptance.
Making something beautiful with your
body makes you embrace the perceived
flaws. Additionally, viewing others’ basic
shape and form makes you realize that
either there is no “perfect” body, OR that every body is perfectly imperfect.
Early body prints gave Christie the opportunity to experiment with different paint application methods. Using primarily her body and hands to paint, she experiments with different methods of throwing, splashing, and dripping as well as different thicknesses and types of paint. These techniques allow Christie to give her abstract body prints additional form when desired.