Weaving two emotional expressions together.
This portrait is about morphing to photos together in the pursuit of a general and neutral emotional expression. The technique used in this weaving is inspired by the technics of the pointillist painters of impressionism. At face value the two portraits seems identical, but are in fact each other’s opposite: The strips used for the second portrait is the leftover from the first.
Humans are very good at reading the emotions of a person based on the expression of their face. When watching these portraits this ability is challenged. When moving around the portraits, you will start to question the emotion of the face you see, since small parts of each of the two expressions lie hidden in the details.
The image flickers in your perception, because your brain instinctively tries to put a clear emotion and picture to the face portrayed, very similar to the flickering light effects of a pointillist painting
The portraits measure 160cm x 250cm each, and consist of wallpaper-prints and cotton-mesh.