I look at their faces and wonder: what is their story?, what have they witnessed?, whom do they love?.
I used to walk around with my partner, when we had just started dating, in Canada and I would have to just stop and say," What an amazing face or Aren't they beautiful/handsome." He used to think I was talking about a man and think he would have to have a talk with me about jealousy, until he looked at the face I was referring to, and then just sigh, and realize the situation. Ahhh, she is looking through with the eyes of appreciation. Soon he was doing the same thing. This perspective is delightfully contagious.
Here, in Ecuador, I look with my camera, my artistic eye and my heart. I just hope that I can get a good portion of these paintings to their owners. I hope that they can look at themselves and see what I see. That everyone has an Unforgettable Faces and then start to look at others with an appreciation filter.
When you look with that perspective, it puts your brain in a different place. I prefer to look with gratitude and appreciation, and just a little bit of admiration.
If your face is the map of your life what do you want your face to show.
Canson multi media paper/300 g/m2, Reeves gesso, (collage:wrapping paper, music paper, my coloring book, old book page), Dr. PH Martin hydrus paint, signo white gel pen, Windsor and Newton watercolor markers, Rotring technical pen and drawing ink.