Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Nonchalant about nudity

For Bonita Summers, her career as a nude model means contributing to someone’s artistic development.

“Someone made art out of observing me. That’s pretty amazing,” she said.

In the art world, the position is referred to as an undraped model. It’s a job that requires extreme stillness — sometimes for hours on end.

“It requires you to be uncomfortable for a long period of time,” Summers said. “You can’t fidget.”

Summers said as an undraped life model for fine art at Queen’s, she would hold poses for an hour and a half.

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