Elisabeth Anisimow, an 11-year-old visual performing artist and Highlands resident, will be down the coast this weekend, revealing her “living painting” at the Festival of Arts of Laguna Beach Pageant of the Masters.
To create a piece of her living art, Anisimow puts together scenes by painting on top of humans and other objects. She comes up with the idea, develops the costumes and props, and creates the background.
She then stages scenes, placing humans and objects in front of the canvas. She finishes the piece by painting on top of it all—humans included.
Anisimow, a student at Corpus Christi School, has been painting since she was 2 years old. The first time her work was shown in a museum was at the age of 7 at the Children’s Museum of Norway.
Anisimow’s work has been part of art shows, including the Life is Beautiful festival in Las Vegas. In addition to public spaces, her work can be found in private collections around the world.
Anisimow’s 9’ x19’ piece at Pageant of the Masters will feature members of Le PeTiT CiRqUe, a Los Angeles-based, all-kid professional cirque company training program and touring production company. It will be debuted during two show times, at 12 and 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 8.
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