Craig Tracy paints three naked women to represent endangered South China tiger

February 22, 2013
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Craig Tracy paints three naked women to represent endangered South China tiger

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Highlighting the plight of the endangered South China tiger … New Orleans’ artist Craig Tracy’s striking three-dimensional painting is three naked women. Pictures: Picture Media Source: Supplied

An artist chose a canvas with a difference to send a message about endangered animals.

Craig Tracy‘s striking three-dimensional picture of a South China tiger is actually three naked women.

The three women spent an amazing 24 hours as his subjects as 43-year-old Tracy assembled his masterpiece to raise awareness about the plight of endangered creatures.

He used a template drawn on his studio floor as a guide before he arranged the women and carefully applied paint designed for human skin.

“All of my models are volunteers. I never use agencies or websites to find them. They find me,” said Tracy, who has painted a staggering 400 bodies.

“Girlfriends that I have had, have had an understanding of what I do and the professional nature of how I paint and create. So I have never had any issues regarding jealousy – I simply wouldn’t tolerate it if they did.”

The self confessed art nut believes this particular work is his most successful and important of his life.

“The South China Tiger image is certainly one of my favourite images so far.

“I love what it represents and all of the good that it has done to help save the tiger.”

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