YOU CAN'T SEE ME

PHOTO LITHOGRAPHY, ILLUSTRATION, GRAPHIC DESIGN

This photo lithography piece depicts a portrait drawn in hundreds of tiny dots, whose eyes follow you regardless of the angle from which you view them. Hundreds of tiny marks clustered into gradients of value make up this one individual portrait, the subject of which neither viewers of the piece nor the artist have ever met. But upon seeing the piece, people immediately begin to assign certain traits and characteristics to any rendering of which they identify to be a person. The figure’s hair is short, rendered in a solid, flat silhouette of a different color, matching only the overdrawn graphic eyelashes that begin much lower than the eyes, along with the handlettered words, “You can’t see me,” to the portrait’s left. Erin's intention behind this difference in color and mark-making was the simple idea that you may see a person, but that person not only is hidden behind whatever constructed external persona they’ve created, but they are also made up of much more than what is visible, so be kind.

12" x 15"

Photo Lithography print on rag paper

12" x 15"

Photo Lithography print on paper

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© 2019 by ERIN LEE CARMAN