Sunday, December 11, 2011

35 days to 40

Something I was pretty proud to be a part of earlier this year was the "Let it end like this" exhibition at an art gallery in New York. The idea was for creative-types (that would somehow be me, I guess - just being thought of for such a thing was pretty humbling) to put together something that would serve as an imaginary obituary, in a manner that reflected how the artist hoped people would remember them. It took me a while to come up with a concept, and even longer to actually execute on the self-portrait (below) but I was ultimately really proud of the result. Now that the exhibition is over, the gallery-wrapped canvas version of the piece is hanging in our dining room. Mrs D says she really likes it, and the kids continue to be intrigued about the process required to make a fairly realistic rendering of myself using nothing but words. If you click the image below, there's a giganto-version that gives you an idea of the scale of the document I was working with.


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