It took a long time of pretending to work in my studio today to remember how to begin.
I’ve come to the realization that when I draw faces I’m not interested in representing a particular face (as portraits are thought to do). These drawings (of no one in particular) are simply about faces and our proclivity for finding and paying attention to them.
Faces that emerge through the exploration of materials continues with recently discovered watercolour graphite.
I’m back at work on the video project that makes use of a set of drawings of my mother’s face I produced between 2001 and 2003. The drawings have been scanned as digital files, which interdisciplinary artist Cindy Mochizuki is helping me process using AfterAffects.
I’m working with artist/sound designer Emma Hendrix to orchestrate a sound track that integrates a voice over narrative, the sound of a scanner and tuneless humming. These elements will be combined and processed through a range of filters and other special effects.