Inspired by the Nazca Lines in Peru, environmental artist Daniel Dancer has spent the last ten years traveling the world creating over 100 images made out of people and latex paint for his “Art of the Sky” project. “I have been involved in environmental photography and artistry all my adult life,” says the 56-year-old Oregon resident.
Using up to 4,000 people for his artwork at one time, Dancer takes his elaborate shots from cranes and hot air balloons, and only does one take, as he does not believe in rehearsals.
“Everyone knows where they are supposed to be standing and everyone knows that their tops must match the patch of paint that they are standing on,” says Dancer. “Then everyone gets down on their hands and knees, exposing their backs so that the largest amount of color is given off.”