You're at a party, and that really cute girl you've been wanting to talk to for the past thirty minutes is suddenly approaching you. Probably because you're standing by all the food, because you don't know where else to be. Oh man. Oh gosh. Think of something funny to say.
"Hey, isn't the carpet in here cool?"
She looks at you, smiles politely, and continues to help herself to the guacamole.
It's instances like this that you've always wished that you were a chameleon because then you could blend into that carpet and pretend that you don't exist. Well, sorry to let you know, you're not a chameleon. At least, we don't think you are. We get all kinds in our audience.
This woman, however, is actually a chameleon. And if you can find her, you're a pretty smart cookie. Do you have your glasses on? Good. Alright, now you can continue.
Somewhere in this beautiful picture is a woman. Can you spot her? It's like a real-life Where's Waldo? except instead of a lanky man dressed like a barber pole, it's a chameleon-woman. We promise she's there, and we promise this isn't one of those things where you're going to stare for a really long time and then a terrifying face is going to pop up and scare you out of your chair.
Now that we've implanted that worry into the back of your mind, go ahead and keep on looking.
This model didn't just wake up like this, she had an artist: Jorg Dusterwald. While most painters use a canvas, Dusterwald uses models as his canvas, painting their bodies in fantastic ways. And if you can spot the models in the photographs, well, you must have been really good at "I Spy" when you were little.
This is a few steps above the face-painter at your local carnival. In this impressive feat, Dusterwald painted the woman half for one surface and half for another. Yes, you can see her in the fence on the left of the picture.
In this rare behind-the-scenes photo, you can see Dusterwald painting the model in the previous photo. As you can see, he has placed her in the position of the photograph first and is now painting her to match her surroundings. He's like a real-life version of Peeta from The Hunger Games.
Dusterwald has been working with body paint for over 20 years. He calls his works of art "a symbiosis of painting, environment, and photography." We call them Where's Waldo? for grown-ups, but you know, tomato, tomato. It definitely takes a very specifically talented artist to make a woman look like a rock.
Here, Dusterwald gives whole new meaning to the phrase make like a tree and leaf. Along with the natural elements he typically works with, Dusterwald has also photographed painted models with a number of different backgrounds to blend into. These include garages, stores and going fishing.
Picture yourself walking along on a fine autumn day, enjoying the brisk weather and the sun in the sky. Then wham! This lady pops out from right in front of you. This sounds like a great way to pull off a really elaborate practical joke. We understand this is all about the art, but we're just throwing out suggestions here.
Mother nature, is that you? Nope, it's just another one of Dusterwald's works of art. We'd like to thank him for giving us some really good ideas for our next Halloween costume. Or just a fun way to really terrify our friends. Now we've just got to practice painting for the next 20 years.