Monday, May 11, 2015

Create > Dual Portrait

Create > Dual Portrait

Concept:
  • A double portrait can simultaneously signify two sides of your personality

Goal:  Create a biographical self portrait composed of two portrait images depicting two aspects of your personality

Catalysts:
  • Analogize, Transfer, Mythologize, Fantasize, Symbolize

Studio Challenge:
  1. Create a biographical self portrait composed of two portrait images which depict two sides of your personality.
  2. Let one portrait depict the ‘outside you,’ the one people see.
  3. Create the other portrait as another ‘you,’ a secret personality or fantasy role model.  
  4. Make the double portrait insightful, therapeutic, humorous or surreal.

Possibilities include:
  • Juxtapose your portrait with a historical personality or mythological hero.
  • Make two identical portraits but transform one with shapes or colors that signify a different psychological state.  
  • Research details regarding your horoscope and transfer that information symbolically.  
  • Consider what your ‘animal spirit’ is and visually portray it alongside your face.