I spoke recently with an artist who completed an interesting project. His work is part of an exhibit called Face Value at the Main Line Art Center. His pieces show heroin addicts who live or score drugs under the El in Kensington. His process fascinated me, both his craft (photography is just the beginning) and the emotional reasons for exploring this idea.
Check out the motives and work of Steven Earl Weber: Artists look beneath the surface in Face Value at Main Line Art Center.
The two other artists in the exhibit also use interesting processes — one uses packaging tape for a portrait of Marilyn Monroe (there’s a picture of that, too, in article at the link above).
What’s on the surface and what lies beneath, if you don’t take things at Face Value?