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collage, family portrait
As Open Are Your Faces
collage
15 3/4" x 20 1/4"
2015

This picture is an interpretation of a photographic portrait of an American Family traveling in Turkey. The family happened upon a booth in a market in Istanbul, and were dressed in robes, given jewels, and posed as you see here.

I know this family well. While building this piece I decided that as I might never do their faces justice, I'd simply leave them open, shining, rich and forever.