United Face Project
United Face of America was commissioned by the Outdoor Arts Foundation. Completed in July 2003, it hung on the park Tower building in downtown Tampa for two years. Working with middle school students, I designed an image incorporating their self portraits. Inspired by 9/11, and my desire to embrace the diversity we all share, it was a very satisfying project and empowering for the students. Their signatures make up the border of the piece. I painted the original image on a 20 foot canvas, then attached the student’s portraits. The artwork was then photographed, digitized, enlarged and printed on a vinyl screen.