"Emoter," detail (2000)

Emoter, detail, 2000
Mixed media; Image: 49 x 36 x 4 inches; ladder: 27 x 24 x 19 inches; cable: 174 feet
Private collection
Courtesy Ace Gallery, Los Angeles

"I started thinking about imagery and the face and how any kind of input into the face- no matter how irrational or unpatterned- would still create something we can decipher, look at, and read and get some sort of message from. I’m using my face, but I don’t really consider it a psychological self-portrait or anything like that. I can’t make most of these faces myself."

- Tim Hawkinson