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“Familiar Faces” is a series of prints created from 2005 to 2012. As the title implies, the images are inspired from people. The words familiar and familial are connected in my work. What is family to some may also be familiar to others. The viewer may recognize the individuals portrayed as someone they know, have seen, or even just recognize. Some famous artists are portrayed in the series as well as family and friends. The focus explores issues of gender, identity, character, humor, personality, and ethnic heritage. The face is a poignant element in the work and capturing gesture and expression portrays its graphic significance. The artwork allows the viewer to find parallels between the subject matter and their own experience with others. A comparison can then be constructed through the identities that are portrayed. The black and white format allows me to get to the fundamental root of the process and the content. It is deliberate, immediate, and revealing. Click on any thumbnail image to see a larger version with details.
Best Man
Little Lady
Little Dude
Me Two
Love Of My Life
Curls and Pearls
Pill Pusher
Say Uncle!
Zombastic
Jack Of All Pomades
How Does Your Garden Grow
Fountain Of Youth
Until The Last Tall Twig Has Grown
Primordially Eternal
All American Smile
Dead Man Walking
I Don't Believe In Art. I Believe In Artists.
The Pain Passes, But The Beauty Remains.
Happiness Is An Angel With A Serious Face
ViP
Designer Jean
Photo OP
Namesake
Queen Bea
Milt
Ella Xi Dou