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Monday, November 2, 2009




Collaborative Portraits

Portraiture is inherently collaborative: a visual rendezvous between what an artist sees and intuits what a subject presents and allows. 

I'm embarking on a new Series of petrographs that will be determined as much by a subject's choices and preferences as by mine. 

Here is the equation: A viewer interested in becoming the subject of a portrait may get in touch with me via email (pamelapetro@comcast.net). I'll send the subject a series of short questions about his or her likes and dislikes, designed to help me select an environment and the items that I'll print. For instance: ocean, forest, river, city; leaves, feathers, shells, etc. The subject will then select several photos of him or herself, which I'll use to create an outdoor installation. The result--the collaboration--will be unique to the subject but filtered through my decision-making and the happenstance of nature.

Prices are negotiable, varying from a single portrait to a triptych. These images are from past collaborations.