Back in November, AGRO Springfield set aside some time to focus on a project that Josh Taylor and Alisia Colbert had been considering trying, an ornately rigged lotus suspension with huge 6 foot tall ‘wings’ coming from her back. Anyone who has worked with complex rigging knows that things rarely end up being exactly the same on paper as they are when you begin working on the actual suspension. This was probably one of the exceptions to that rule; the piercing placement that Shane Shields and Scott Creel chose for it combine with the rigging by Josh came together perfectly. The end result was an almost weightless, fairy-like look with the dark wings angled out behind Alisia with her body sitting exceptionally centered and level.


Pulling the whole suspension together, of course, took the right suspendee. Although Alisia made the whole process look effortless as she smiled and giggled her way through the lengthy process of rigline being run around her while she was in the air, it definitely takes someone who has a certain level of endurance to suspend for a project like this. In total, she suspended for over an hour holding this lovely lotus position, and the entire time remained delightful to work with. I have always had the opinion that an amazing person makes a suspension even more rewarding to watch, and I am happy that I was able to be there to see her suspend. She is definitely one of the rare people who is just as beautiful inside as she is out, and it was so wonderful to watch her have such a positive experience with this.


Their whole team made this come together so smoothly, and before she was even down there were more ideas being discussed about what they could do next. There’s not a doubt in my mind that we’ll see more fantastic things from their group as they continue to come up with great ideas like this, and I am sure with how well she suspends that this tough lady will be at the center of more than a couple of those plans. Thank you all for letting me be there, and for the beautiful photos. I look forward to seeing what’s next.