Sally Sheinman, a visual artist living in the UK, created an amazing piece of artwork using my words for her ongoing project What Makes You, You?. Anyone can submit an answer to this question, and for some of these she creates a unique work of art. You can see the collaboration and find more about the project and the artist on her website.
A striking part of Sheinman’s piece is it’s living lifeforce embodied in the main part of the image. These multicolored, neural-like splotches remind me both of DNA and stars (and we are as much star-stuff as we are the DNA and neural connections within us). I love the details included on the figure: a mouth, a heart, and a brain. Sheinman really captured my words in a striking way in this “new kind of portraiture.”
I’ll be including this piece in my oeuvre partly because it’s my words, and since I’m a writer, words are pretty much all I’ve got. But mostly because I want to make sure the most people possible discover the work of Sheinman. She’s talented and truly an artist who knows the value of collaboration and community.
To view the full size image and check out other pieces from the What Makes You You? project, simply follow this link.
Find Sally Sheinman
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