Listening Portraits

Nuit Blanche Toronto, commissioned by The Spoke Club, 2011
I drew portraits of strangers without seeing them. The artist and subjects sat separately in plexiglass booths with an opaque wall between them. The conversation between the artist and subject was amplified through microphones and speakers. A video of the live drawing was projected above us. In our conversation, strangers revealed details about their lives that informed the portraits I drew