It seems like we need a reason or at least an excuse to look into someone else’s eyes… Well, we found the excuse! Let’s draw each other. Let’s look deeply into each others’ eyes and observe what makes us different but more importantly what makes us the same. Let’s examine how do we share this condition of being human and how can we fight disengagement.
Come, put your guards down and be prepared to draw badly and honestly. The plan is to pair up on the day and each person gets around 10 to 20 min to draw the other person.
It doesn’t matter if you have never drawn a portrait in your life or if you are a passionate drawer. It’s more about the process than about the end result. So let’s be human together, let’s draw badly and flaunt our insecurities!
Project is part of Dagmara Gieysztor’s ‘Contain Yourself!’ art residency. Which is held in a shipping container on the Footscray Riviera, just down from Footscray Community Arts Centre.
Photos by Paul Atkinson