PLUS MODEL MAGAZINE December 2015 Holiday issue - Page 144

in her words an open letter from Artist Rakel M. Sivertsen Twitter @MiRakelRom Facebook facebook.com/mirakelrom I’d just like to thank you. I don’t care particularly for fashion, in fact probably far less than most. What I do care about though is how I see the body. I’m an artist. I draw people. I’ve had a weird eye for bone structure, muscular lines and body fat since I was a child. I use to read doctors posters just to comprehend junctions and veins and how it works, how the positioning of a body alters body mass, muscles, fat… and I never learned how beautiful and important it is to have body fat. As an artist I was trained to focus on the muscles, trained to appreciate the muscular body.