Public Participation Portrait Painting
So much of what we see and hear is transient. It occupies us for a moment and is then either dumped or filed into the bottom draw, often only retrieved when the news of the day revives either it or a relative story.
Mark’s public participation paintings create a focus by asking questions and involving us directly with the subject. They democratise the process, engage us, inspire debate and bring us face to face with the subject.
Mark’s paintings are a cleverly conceived variation on painting by numbers. With the aid of many willing helpers, 8100 dots are painted to gradually reveal the subject. The dots contrast with painted and applied surfaces.
We paint, participate and create.