Three mediums are used to create the portraits of people who represent a cultural or lifestyle influence in the Central Coast of California. Each of them has an unique quality to make an interactive experience with you, the audience.
The first medium is portrait painting. It is the most traditional and oldest method. It requires that I commit to one important image that captures the essence of the person being painted. These painting skills that have been passed down through hundreds of years to create a 3 dimensional image by hand on a 2 dimensional surface. As the audience, you have a contemplative, quiet experience.
Secondly, there is videography. This is the medium of this century. It gives us sound and motion and multiple images. It allows the subjects to speak and share their story. You can see their mannerisms and hear the inflections in their voice. In addition, you can see the portrait being made through time-lapse photography and video.
The third medium is social media. It is a fast growing technology that gives us a platform to connect as subject, audience and artist. Not only can you see and experience the work at any time through art, video and the written word. More importantly, YOU can interact and influence the project. These mediums are all accessible on line through my website.
"This project is funded in part by the COMMUNITY ARTS GRANT PROGRAM using funds provided by the City of Santa Barbara in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission and through the Colville Foundation.