Adult Finger Painting

Adult Finger Painting

in Advance Of Their Impending Nuptials, Guest Editor Gaga And Husband-to-be Taylor Kinney Explore The Creative Capacity Of Love As A Healing Force

in Advance Of Their Impending Nuptials, Guest Editor Gaga And Husband-to-be Taylor Kinney Explore The Creative Capacity Of Love As A Healing Force

Text: Lady Gaga

"I went to Home Depot

Bought a kayak

How about we paddle out into the ocean as far as you like

And you can push me off"—Taylor Kinney

I could not complete the covers of this issue without relinquishing one to an important cause. Taylor and I talk all the time about our unique existence on this earth. How can we use our creativity to heal people? Since we first met, Taylor’ s been painting and drawing all over me. Years ago, when we were secretly living in San Diego and crashing on the floor of a beach shack, we never wore shoes. He told me he wanted to make love to me on a canvas. And though he made many murals on my body in the wee, small hours of our stoked, gypsy mornings with our friends, for whatever reason we never got around to it. So when I asked him to collaborate with me on a project to raise money and awareness about mental illness, he immediately brought my attention back to this idea. We then of course began our research. What type of paint do we use? Which colors and why? Is there a functional way to apply the paint so it smears more beautifully? Who’ s to say what makes a smear beautiful anyway?

We arrived at a concept. Since many people had made art of their love on canvases before, we had to do something more—to apply a purpose greater than each other, and make love for the world. We would draw attention to something important, with an adult finger painting.

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