Painting and National Identity

In Uncategorized by Zoe Nathan

I’m one painting behind, so tonight I’ll be trying to finish two works along the same theme. If you have visited my website prior to 2007, you may have seen the Miscellaneous page [now archived], which shows a face painting project I worked on for a photographer friend, Ernst Mutchnick. The models reported feeling quite peculiar wearing their country of origin on their face for everyone to see for a while after being photographed. The whole thing was a lot of fun, and I’m thrilled to be painting the faces I painted so long ago, in a whole new way! Here are the two pictures: UPDATE: And the results are in: I’ll need to touch it up a bit when I’m more awake, (it’s 5:23 am!) But in a panic not fall too far behind, I’ve nearly finished another painting between the hours of 2-5 am. Remember to click on the images you would like to see enlarged… And here it is as a drawing: