Portrait of Carmen
Portrait of Carmen (2006)
(13’ W x 8’H) Materials: Large-format digital photographic banner.
This banner was commissioned as one of 10 artist/resident collaborations in “Northwest Portraits,” a year-long show presented by NewTown focusing on residents of Northwest Pasadena. It was mounted on the façade of the Armory Center Northwest for four weeks. As a resident of Northwest Pasadena myself, I asked my neighbor Carmen if she would consent to being my collaborator. She agreed and told me that her lips were her favorite feature. Since the site was located on a busy street without stop signs or signals, the banner message needed to be immediate and accessible to drivers traveling past at 35 mph.