Posted by Steve Korn on June 27, 2019
The purpose of face is twofold.
First and most simply, the project celebrates the diversity of the human face.
Secondly, it intends to challenge the narratives we create when encountering an unfamiliar face and a familiar one. Who is this person? How old are they? What do they do? Is this person kind, quiet etc.? And, why do I think that? These narratives are based on a variety of social cues when we see an unfamiliar face, and they are ultimately just imagined.
When we see a famous face we base the narrative on that person's public persona. But, what do we really know about a famous person beyond their branding?
Of course this project doesn't try to answer any of these questions, only to inspire thought and perhaps suggests the viewer assume less about people we don't know or think we know, rather, seeing a person, not a stereo-type or assumption.
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I feel fortunate spending my days creating things, seeing ideas realized and collaborating with interesting people. In the most fundamental way, I love to experiment with line and color. In a broader sense I like to explore how we express culture, what makes us different and alike. I think there is something interesting about people who practice a discipline. The internal drive that gets them out of bed everyday to face what seems like a constant uphill journey, challengeing themselves to reach their next level. It amazes me to see people achieve things they did not think possible, or better yet things no one else thought were possible.