Rock Smiles
enamel on steel, Maine slate
8’ x 7” x 9”
This body of work was generated by collaborating with Adobe Illustrator to vectorize a close-up photo of slate from the area, and then search throughout the resulting computer-generated lines to look for segments resembling human faces. The work riffs on pareidolia, or the tendency to perceive human faces in objects or abstractions. The faces I found were repeated and translated into steel drawings, and set atop slate found in a quarry near the Monson Artist Residency in Monson, Maine.