face book - 100 invented portraits

Face Book is a group of one hundred invented monochrome portrait images.


The piece combines improvised hand-made qualities with digital technology.


The one hundred A4 frame can be arranged in any way suitable to a specific location.


The prints start out as small scale improvised portrait drawings that utilise the phenomenon of ‘reading in’.


Each drawing begins on A5 paper with some random squiggles and/ or some wet on wet blobs.


A variety of drawing and painting  media are used including water soluble marker pens, correction pens and fluid, ink and watercolour.


These fluid starting points suggested to me various facial characteristics which then form the basis for the drawing.


The drawings were then scanned into the computer, enlarged and manipulated to be of a similar size and tonality.