2017 - Ongoing
Blind Portrait Experience

A series of expressive soul-illuminating portraitures revealed in 45 second sessions between artist and subject.

It can be said that our eyes are the portals into the soul. Eye contact is therefore sacred, although we mindlessly occupy ourselves with the realms beyond our tiny screens. 

 

The catalyst for the Blind Portrait Experience was my personal desire to raise awareness on the importance of human connection. 

 

I set out onto the Venice Boardwalk one afternoon and returned home with over thirty portraits. Motivated by the stories and emotions of that day, I set a goal to gaze into the eyes of ten thousand people.

Through a forty-five second eye gazing exercise, a sublime connection is naturally established, and without looking down at the paper, an intuitive contour drawing is revealed.  A portrait of your essence.

Five years and twenty-two countries later, I am a little over half way there, each one with its own transporting memory. Upon reaching my goal, I will propose an opportunity to participate in a collective act of kindness to pay it forward. In return, I intend to mail each participant their portrait subsequent to an exhibition to close and celebrate the journey. 

“Let me capture your essence.”

Design Hotels Arena Conference, 2018 
Glyptoteket Art Museum in Copenhagen

“10K CONNECTIONS IN THE MAKING..."

The Edition Hotel, 2017 
Art Basel, Miami

LOCATIONS TO DATE

Bulgaria

Sozopol

Colombia

Bogota

Cartagena

Medellin

Cuba

Havana

Denmark

Copenhagen

Odense

Egypt

Sinai

France

Paris

Germany

Berlin

Holland

Amsterdam

Italy

Florence

Milan

Israel

Eilat

Palestine

Tel Aviv

Mexico

La Paz

Oaxaca

Merida

Mexico City

San Miguel

Tulum

Portugal

Lisbon

Portimao

Porto

Russia

Moscow

Spain

Barcelona

Ibiza

Madrid

Tahiti

Nukutepipi

Thailand

Bangkok

Phuket

Turkey

Bodrum

Capadoccia

Istanbul

Ukraine

Crimea

United Kingdom

London

United States

Boston, MA

Bombay Beach, CA

Los Angeles, CA

Miami, Florida

New York, New York

Orlando, Florida

Reno, Nevada

San Francisco, CA

WANT TO BE A PART OF THE EXPERIENCE?

THERE IS A CONNECTION IN EVERY DIRECTION...

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