Painted Alive is the first collection of bodypainted images by New Orleans artist Craig Tracy. With his masterful approach to this ancient and ephemeral art, Tracy has found the perfect way to passionately express his creativity. More than sixty transformative and intimately provocative works reveal Tracy's vision, which ranges from realistic to conceptual and surreal. In addition to the vibrant finished works captured here, Tracy shares some behind-the-scenes images of his process, which can often be as alluring as the final images. His skillful use of multiple techniques is as varied as the individuals, both male and female, that he paints upon. This monograph challenges the perception of conventional contemporary art and is ideal for anyone who collects, appreciates, and/or studies contemporary art.