"Individuals in a Crowd", Oil Paint on Paper, Each portrait is approximately 8"x5".
This drawing collection centers around the importance and value of every individual. When observing groups and crowds of people, individuals are often dehumanized and perceived as the "other". The individual's humanity is often diminished by generalizations and cultural perceptions; they become unseen and unnoticed. Within this piece I worked to impress upon the viewer the importance of each person by highlighting the unnoticed people in the background of my own life. Each portrait in the collection is a person in the background of my own photographs, which is integral to the work because these are people I have seen yet not noticed.