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All photos in this post is courtesy of Tal Peleg
She tells stories — about depression, dementia, bullying...and sometimes even classic tales like Snow White or the Little Red Riding Hood — using a bit of eye shadow, eyeliner and false eyelashes even.
Tal Peleg, a in-her-twenties make-up artist and graphic designer from Israel, uses eye-art (artistic makeup and illustrations on the eye) to give voice to issues that she cares about; and which capture her imagination.
On Tal's deep-set sea-blue eyes, make-up — the capote of vanity — morphs into a medium for powerful narration. "I use make-up to express feelings," she says. Tal's canvas is small, delicate and difficult, but tells influential stories.
|Tal at work|
She believes that "inspiration is everywhere — from fairytales to books, pretty flowers and favourite food." Or even things that she finds interesting and challenging. Like the story of Anne Frank or anti-bullying or manic depression.
She paints at least one image a week; photographs it and posts it on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram (where she has thousands of followers) before washing it away. Her art is transient, but it initiates crucial discourse and remains in the realm of social consciousness long after the make-up flows down the drain. "This is my art," affirms Tal. However fleeting it might be. Her art tells universal stories.
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See Tal Peleg's work on Facebook.com/talpelegmakeup