In the Chateau du Fey in Joigny, France there is an intimate space that used to serve as the maids quarters. Low ceilings and old stone floors delineate the room's tight boundaries, measured to the standards of the time. There is just enough space to fit a bed, window and a shower stall. The Angel Family of Paris offered me the opportunity to transform this nook space into a living painting and conversation room as part of the 2017 GAKKO summer project.

 

Inspired by a digital palette of Cyan, Magenta, Yellow & Black, I stretched raw canvas on all three walls to create a surface on which I could paint an active, colorful pattern. I photographed sections of each wall that became the digital ground for 27+ iPad portraits of High School students from around the world. We met in the room as a pair and spoke about our life stories, spending anywhere from 5 to 45 minutes together.

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Click HERE to see selected portraits and documentation of painting process.