Old paintbrushes become the canvas in these creative portraits by Chinese American artist Rebecca Szeto. The ongoing series (which started back in 1999!) highlights the attention Szeto pays to the details of each individual brush, coming up with a unique character (usually with a historic bent) for each piece. Check out more of Szeto’s “Paintbrush Portraits” below!
Artist Ian Ingram explores the art of the self-portrait, working with charcoal, pastel, ink, watercolour, as well as less conventional things like beeswax, string, and butterfly wings. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Ingram now lives and works in Sayulita, Mexico. Check out more of his incredible work below.
I don’t know if I’m just extra emotional tonight or what, but I cried two times watching this video by director David Barnes. This kid’s honesty and the beautiful filming and editing, ahh it’s too much for me right now. A+
Theo is 10 years old, and almost blind. In this video he explains “what it’s like to be me” as part of an Emmy Award winning collection of short documentary portraits, featuring kids with a variety of medical conditions.
Watch “Theo’s Story” below!
Shinseungback Kimyonghun, a Seoul-based art collective, uses facial recognition software to create portraits by averaging all the faces in a popular movie. I love how you can sort of tell that the above is image is mostly Matt Damon. Check out more movie “portraits”, and watch the video below to see how Avatar’s portrait was made.