50 Series: Feeling the Body

  • I chose to do a series of self portraits in charcoal for my 50 series for Eleanor Lazarek's fall 2016 drawing class. Instead of taking a classical approach to the self portrait, I decided to observe myself through touch rather than with my vision. I drew each piece by carefully feeling my body and translating my touch into a visual representation–never looking at my body. The project is mostly chronological with the exception of the small pieces near the end. 
  • 18x24", 16x20", and 24x36"
    Charcoal, gouache and pencil
  • 24x36"
  • 24x36"
  • 24x36"
  • 9x12"
  • 10 in class drawings, ranging in sizes