The face. It is our visual identifier for people we know, people who we find attractive, people we feel threatened by, and how others identify us as well. It’s our visual canvas for displaying emotion. A smile, tearful eyes, a pensive gaze – these things transcend language. The face is powerful. Often we don’t often stop to examine its power because it is part of our normal everyday life.
I explored not only depicting various facial features and the power of their expression, but also experimented in the media used. Three things in are also explored in my work: line, texture and color. Take it at “face” value or look deeper. What do you see? Perhaps you will see a bit of yourself in the faces displayed.
Watercolor & ink on 9 x 12, 140 lb watercolor paper.