Crayon Series | Forgotten Children | Miscellaneous | TrueColor | LandSurveyors | Melodies | Close Up
This experimental series of blurred children portraits focuses on images of children as anonymous individuals. The final images are littered with common names of children rendered in “crayonAlphabet” color. The anonymity of these individuals is reflected in both the technique and the written text that is being used in each individual frame as a face without a name is only a fiction of an individual. One of the faces used in the series is a self portrait of myself as a child, rendered in the same style and with the same set of random common names, to appear similar in every to the other portraits, one portrait among the many.
The idea behind the unknown faces comes from my attempt to “fill” a lost childhood with fictional children that I might have known if I could only remember that time period of my life. The private color language used to spell out the several hundreds of names of these anonymous individuals, further distances the similarity of any real child from that of a pretend playmate. The names of these ghosts, like so much fiction, are written in the lost language of crayons from a forgotten youth.
Example of the names used in the work:
Michael Lisa David Mary John Susan James Karen Robert Kimberly Mark William Linda Richard Donna Thomas Michelle Jeffrey Cynthia Steven Sandra Joseph Deborah Timothy Tammy Kevin Pamela Scott Lori Brian Laura Charles Elizabeth Paul Julie Daniel Brenda Christopher Jennifer Kenneth Barbara Anthony Angela Gregory Sharon Ronald Debra Donald Teresa Gary Nancy Stephen Christine Eric Cheryl Edward Denise Douglas Kelly Todd Tina Patric Kathleen George Melissa Keith Robin Larry Amy Matthew Diane Terry Dawn Andrew Carol Dennis Tracy Randy Kathy Jerry Rebecca Peter Theresa Frank Kim Craig Rhonda Raymond Stephanie Jeffery Cindy Bruce Janet Rodney Wendy Mike Maria Roger Michele Tony Jacqueline Ricky Debbie Steve Margaret Jeff Paula Troy Sherry Alan Catherine Carl Carolyn Danny Laurie Russell Sheila Chris Ann Bryan Jill Gerald Connie Wayne Diana Joe Terri Randall Suzanne Lawrence Beth Dale Andrea Phillip Janice Johnny Valerie Vincent Renee Martin Leslie Bradley Christina Billy Gina Glenn Lynn Shawn Annette Jonathan Cathy Jimmy Katherine Sean Judy Curtis Carla Barry Wanda Bobby Anne Walter Dana Jon Joyce Philip Regina Samuel Beverly Jay Monica Jason Bonnie Dean Kathryn Jose Anita Tim Sarah Roy Darlene Willie Jane Arthur Sherri Darryl Martha Henry Anna Darrell Colleen Allen Vicki Victor Tracey Harold Judith Greg Tamara Albert