Our digital world graces us with immediacy. Social media manufactures the most fabulous façades. The best way to understand someone is to communicate face to face. The time taken to paint from life is a unique opportunity to understand a person’s spirit.

The FAÇeADE project proposes to understand our community through painted portraits. What will the collection of portraits say about us? My exhibition of these portraits intends to weaken façades and strengthen similarities.

Everyone has a story. I am looking for models who have the patience and willingness to pose for a portrait and tell their story. An ideal painting session consists of multiple 20 minute poses divided by relaxing breaks. A comfortable session typically lasts three hours but we can adjust this around your schedule. I request at least two sessions as well as your input from topics of conversation. Your portrait and story will join the FAÇeADe Project as a piece of the puzzle that defines our community.

The Potential Topics of Conversation - the stories

I have compiled a list of potential topics of conversation inspired by the Japanese philosophy called Ikigai. Ikigai identifies the balance found at the intersection where your passions and talents converge with the things the world needs and is willing to pay for. This philosophy made some people think carefully about their lives. Others choose not to answer. I make it clear that you can tell your own story. Each story is approved and signed for permission to share in exhibition, social media and print. 


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