9 high-contrast images of a single person’s face portraying distinctly different emotions are blended on top of one another as if painted in layers on to a canvas. Dragging the mouse across the canvas allows the user to grab hold of a randomly chosen brush. The result is a powerful, unpredictable series of partially recognizable “hybrid” facial expressions. Occasionally, one can glimpse traces of compulsion, pity, envy, and similarly complex emotions.
The content that follows was originally published on the Don Havey website at http://donhavey.com/projects/facepaint/