Saturday, April 02, 2011
What I've been doing
I continue to be enthralled with doing faces, although I've done a few other things, too. Everyday I scan the obituaries in the newspaper looking for faces that appeal to me for some reason or other. My criteria is usually the birth date and how interesting I think the rendering will be. As I look at these images I feel as if I get to know them, imagining their lives and their deaths. I don't seem to react emotionally to them, but contemplate the fact of death and its consequences. Once in awhile I think of the family, the person who chose the picture for the obituary. All of the dead are smiling, which I guess is the way they want their relative to be presented to the world no matter what their life was like.