100 FACES, 2012
Lamington Drive Gallery, Melbourne
An illustrative task of finding 100 faces in 100 original black and white photographs gleaned from flea markets.
Each face emerges from a single photo already featuring people with every part of the original image being used in the final construction.
Drawing these faces into existence is willing myself to look beyond what is already there and seeing the image anew. The collage becomes a way to make this revelation apparent to another, and cutting into something already so fascinating and unique is a serious and irreversible mark upon the original. It reveals the process to a viewer and to me is a leap of faith that it’s going to work.