2. Platz und Veranstalterpreis Schwarzwald Bodypaintingfestival 2018

“Wir haben die Erde nicht von unseren Ahnen geerbet
– wir haben sie von unseren Kindern geliehen”

Am Wochenende gewann ich den 2. Platz und Veranstalterpreis beim Schwarzwald Bodypaintingfestival 2018 – Hierzu ein paar Impressionen

Model: Magda Slota // Artist & Photo: Julie Boehm // Ass.: Melissa Brunner // Colors: Cameleon Bodypaint
Thema: “Wald & Nachhaltigkeit”

Meine Interpretation: “Mehr Wald für unsere Kinder” auf zwei Arten:

1) den Wald zu schützen, damit die kommenden Generationen ihn in seiner Vielfalt noch erleben können wie wir ihn kennen. Wir haben nur diesen Planeten.
2) Nachhaltige Prägung des Bewusstseins unserer Kinder, dass der Wald ein Pol der Kraft und Erholung ist – wo man zu seinen Wurzeln der friedlichen Harmonie zurückkehren kann – fernab des stressigen , städitischen Alltags.

First impressions of yesterday’s competition
where we won 2nd place and the organizers price
topic was about “forest & sustainability”

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children”

My interpretation: ‘More forest for our children’ in two ways:
1) to protect the forest so the forthcoming generations can experience it . We just have this planet to live.
2) Sustainable shaping of the consciousness of our children that the forest is a pole of strength and recreation – where you can get back to your roots of peaceful harmony – far from your stressful urban daily life.

2. Platz & Sponsorenpreis Schwarzwald Bodypaintingfestival 2017

Letztes Wochenende war ich mit Marc Zimmermann (Bodypainting Assistent) und Irina Vegel (Model) im Schwarzwald zum Bodypaintingwettbewerb. Wir gewannen den 2. Platz beim Publikumsvoting und den Sonderpreis des Sponsors.
Hier sind ein paar Fotos:

Das Thema war: HEIMAT
Unser Design war den Artgenossen von Marcs Schildkröte “Teye” gewidmet. Nur eine von 1000 kleinen Schildkröten schafft es gross zu werden. Nach 30 Jahren kehrt die weibliche Schildkröte zum Heimatstrand zurück um dort die Eier abzulegen…
Mittlerweile müssen die Meeresschildkröte sehr lange Wege zurücklegen da die meißten Strände vom Menschen besiedelt oder in Urlaubsstrände verwandelt wurden.
Jeder kehrt wie die Schildkröten wieder in seine Heimat irgendwann mal wieder zurück… zu seinen Wurzeln um sich selbst zu verstehen.

Fotos: Samuel Gall / Sagaphoto, Ellen und Gerhard Busch, Gordon Brenner, Heinzelmann, Alla Bechler Art, Zakoschek, Rolf Reinmann

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Champion of Living Art America 2016 Professional  

This are so amazing news:

First place with my korean creative partner Hyun Yong Jin at the ‘Living Art America’ 2016 Bodypainting Championship Professional Category –
Here you can also watch the broadcasting of TAFF

photos by Julie Boehm, Joashua Macias, Rick Badillo , Dmitri Moisseev,…

The theme of the competition was ‘The Face of Change’ – here is the interpretation . Big thanx to Kelly Jordan Nelson for her ideas to create and artwork with message- meaning for more awareness in the world!


“Resistance, Unity and Mass Consciousness”

The history of America has two faces, the one in American history books and the less told version of a first people who lived sustainably on this land for centuries before invasion and genocide rendered them broken, silenced and pushed into obscurity. 

Today, as we speak, the largest gathering of indigenous tribes in recorded history (over 200 tribes) have assembled to fight against the Dakota Pipeline which threatens the water supply and the great Missouri River. 

Standing Rock is more than just a fight to stop the pipeline, it is a fight to preserve the Indigenous way of life— a way of life that seeks to live in unity with the elements, not to profit from them.

Water is life, not a business.

Standing Rock symbolizes a story of change in America, an entire race of peoples’ fight to change their future, and a fight for our Earth who’s inhabitants are ALL natives.    

Standing Rock is the face of change in real time, right now, TODAY!




Dream Catcher: Represents the hopes and dreams like stars in the universe

Praying Lady: Represents the indigenous spirituality that is entwined with our Earth Mother

Mount Rushmore: / juxtaposition of two faces and two histories of our nation

Pipes: Black pipes represent the Dakota oil pipeline. The gold “oil” inside represents the money greed that drives mankind to rape the Earth of her resources for profit

Model Face and Neck:

Tears: Represents the “great sadness” that began with the Historical “Trail of Tears” in 1838-1839 where tribes were rounded up and marched across the country to reservations. Countless lives were lost on the trail. The gold tone of the tears symbolizes the sadness over the continued greed that pollutes the Earth and pushes the tribes people into despair.

Stones with woman: According to Sioux tribal spiritual legend, within the Black Hills of South Dakota lies the “heart of the Earth”. The current Standing Rock movement is based in this sacred space. The woman shown is literally “standing on a rock” inside a symbolic circle of stones that represents the “Sacred Stone Camp” which the central camp inside the movement at Standing Rock. She sends her hope rising for a brighter future shaped by a collective memory etched in communal stone which can be passed down to the next Seven Generations.

Model Shoulders:

Pipes: These represent the destructive burrowing into the Earth of the Dakota pipeline

Model Chest and Body:

White Buffalo Face: Native Americans see the birth of a white buffalo calf as the sign to begin life’s sacred hoop believing it will bring about purity of mind, body, and spirit and unify all nations—black, red, yellow, and white.
It is a symbol of hope and and indication that great change is to come. This buffalo is split in half representing death brought by environmental destruction or life brought on by positive change.

Child Face: This is the universal child bathing in water, the symbol of life. The child represents the future waiting to be born.

Eagle Heads: Another symbolic split between death and life…if we don’t make change, death will take flight.

Native American Face Coin: Represents choice…and a split outcome. One choice brings death and destruction, the other life and renewal.

Model’s Arms:

Water polluted by oil and tainted by gold representing greed


American Flag / Eagle Face: Symbolizes American strength

Leaves and Woman: She is the face of the Earth Mother in the tribal paint worn when tribe members are seeking guidance for the future. She is being restrained and her voice silenced by the hands of greed sprouting from the pipeline.

Hourglass: Time is running out as greed has a firm grip on our Earth, crushing the life out of her. Oil drips from the destroyed Earth onto the pristine native lands. The roots of history grow down around the hourglass.

Model Legs:

The native people call the pipeline the “black snake”. The entwined snakes and pipelines represent the invasive black snake taking over the land.


Standing Rock is the face of change in real time, right now, TODAY!

Propaganda – Finals Theme at the WBF 2016

Here is a gallery of the last day painting in categroy brush & sponge Worldaward at the World Bodypainting Festival 2016.
Model: Maria
Assistant: Adriatica Bodyart

The painting is about my fathers childhood & the iron cross. He is an author and poet – this is the first volume of his autobiographic novel.

My father Wilhelm Boehm was born in 1935 – On her chest you can see a portrait of him as a 10 old year boy.
At that time you were not asked about your opinion like today. Everybody had to fit in the system.- brainwashing the children by putting them into different organisations educated by the propaganda machinerie.
My dad had to join he “German Jungvolk” . In march 1945 he was called with his groupe to come to the Leipziger Platz in Reichenberg. There was an execution of a 16 years old german boy who had refused to use the bazooka against the russians- around his neck a wodden label plate with “FEIGLING” (coward)
This was the propaganda system: Kill others and be the lucky one to get propably nominated for the “Iron Cross” posthum or get directly killed as a coward by your own system for refusing to kill . There is blood on your fingers – no matter what you do.
When you said: I don’t believe in the “End Victory” you were suspicious for them – it was all a lie as the first chapter of my father’s book: “Auf des Messers Schneide”
But people haven’t learnt much since then- for example in Syria nowadays: you see innocent civilists getting killed basend on a lie called “Propaganda”- they don’t know who is there down on the ground,they believe what they are told and then they kill…
I don’t believe violence can be a solution for peace. YOU have to think and get the direct contact to the people- then you can think about it. You make your decision. The most precious thing in our times:  having an opinion that is based on real circumstances and being able to show it …. as an artist you can do it! Such as my father did.

Saving our peaceful precious wonderful world ❤

“Haute Couture” French Bodypainting Award ‪

For the 1rst French Bodypainting Award at the  “46ème Congrès International d’Esthétique” we had to create an artwork on the theme of “Haute Couture”

So here is my interpreatation:

Haute Couture at the first view- that is the Art of Fashion at the highest level.
But it is more than that: at the catwalks you would think of fragile beauties of art…

Under their skin of lace, there is a weapon.
Not a weapon of war, but of love!
Women give birth, she is nature, spreads love
This painting is about love that creates. It is also here where “la Haute Couture” was born: a long history of expression. Take Coco Chanel for example in the history of women fashion is the power to express liberty, equality, fraternity

Regarding to the last incidents we have to save our culture: Marianne shows her body, she has an illuminated Eiffeltower on her head. Cause the  “Siècle de Lumière” is not yet finished

and here are some photos of my work.
Model: Alana
Photographer: Daniel Janesch & me

Winning 2nd Place at the “46e Congrès International d’esthétique & spa” 1rst French Facepainting Award 2016

Letztes Wochenende war ich in Paris zum “46e Congrès International d’esthétique & spa” und gewann den 2. Platz beim 1. French Facepainting Award 2016, organisiert von SLA Paris Cosmetics und WBA.

Last weekend I was in Paris for the “46e Congrès International d’esthétique & spa” and I won the 2nd place in the 1rst French Facepainting Award 2016 organised by SLA Paris Cosmetics and WBA

Das Thema des Wettbewerbs war “Street Life” und wir hatten 2 Stunden Zeit, um unser Gesichts Kunstwerk zu erstellen:
Alana’s Mission rettet die Hunde auf den Straßen Asiens, also bekam sie auch ein gemaltes Halsband mit ihrem Geburtstag von mir

photographers: Bertrand Orsal, Daniel Janesch, Eric Bernaville
model: Alana
video, facepainting: Julie Boehm
music: CC Royality free music by bensound.com

thanx to all who made that epic weekend possible! Models, Photographers, Bodypainters, Organisators!

1rst Place: Lucia Postacchini (Italy)
2nd Place: Julie Boehm  Germany – Team Cameleon
3rd Place:  Claire Leloup France

Theme was “Street Life” and we had 2 hours to create our artwork: Alana’s Mission saving the dogs of the streets in Asia


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