These fascinating photos are the work of Alexa Meade, an artist who has made 3D objects her canvas — arms, hands, heads, glasses, even sausage.

This month, our friends at TED featured her talk at TEDGlobal 2013, Your body is my canvas,” in which she explains how she turns ordinary scenes into art.

She says in her talk:

“If I want to paint your portrait, I’m painting it on you — physically on you. That also means you’re probably going to end up with an ear full of paint because I need to paint your ear on your ear.

The mask of paint mimics what is directly below it. In this way, I am able to take a three-dimensional scene and make it look like a two-dimensional painting.”

Pretty cool, right? We think so. Head over to the TED Blog for more images of Alexa’s work, or just watch her talk below:

(All photos copyright Alexa Meade)

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    had my eye on this brilliant artist years ago … Nice to see her get recognized!
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