Whether you’re a member or a guest, it’s highly likely that you found your way to MetArt because you’re attracted to beautiful young women — and not just any beautiful young women. I can state with near mathematical certainty that you’re drawn to naturally beautiful women. You’re not after high fashion models, or film stars, and certainly not the performers in “adult” videos. Nor are you interested in surgically “enhanced” strippers, heavily tattooed and pierced rocker, biker, or Goth girls. You seek feminine beauty in its natural state, free of excessive make-up and untouched by the air brush or image editor.
I bring this up because the model in this series boasts one completely unnatural feature. I will tell you, up front, that I like her very much, and I’ve praised another pictorial she’s appeared in. But there’s no getting around it: Mother Nature did not color Ariel A.’s shockingly scarlet hair. For some this may be too great a sin to abide, a violation of the unwritten “What makes a MetArt model a MetArt model” law. But, if you’ve been around for any appreciable length of time, you’ve by now learned that not every blonde was born that way, and so on down the spectrum. Women, be they “natural” in appearance or not, employ artifice. What degree of artifice you can tolerate is entirely up to you.
Luca Helios has chosen an unusual location for the inscrutably titled “Nadir.” Ariel A. spends the entire set atop a huge wooden spool, the type that heavy cable is dispensed from. And this spool is half-submerged in a body of water. In #005 Ariel stands, her hands in her hair, her body beautifully displayed, in a way that echoes Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus.” In #095 the soft light makes her hair appear a bit more natural, and an interesting (squatting on tip-toes) pose is sweetened by Ariel’s gentle smile. And in #115 the off-kilter angle can’t detract from what is simply a truly fine figure study, of a truly fine figure.