Alumnus Joshua Romero, A Living Statue

Alumnus Joshua Romero, A Living Statue

Joshua Romero, M.F.A. '17 poses as a bronze statue at a Paramount Studios event.

“Sometimes people poke me to see if I’m real,” says Romero, who earned an M.F.A. in dance at UCI last year. Occasionally, he breaks character to surprise viewers. “I’ll open my eyes and wave, then go back to my pose. Or I’ll jump out and scare them,” he says.

As a human statue, Joshua Romero gets paid to not move. Slathered in bronze, gold or marble-white body paint, he poses as Zeus, a cowboy, Rodin’s “The Thinker” and other sculptures at celebrity parties and corporate shindigs.

 

Posted Date: 
February 10, 2018
Alumnus Joshua Romero, A Living Statue