This averaging project started as an exercise into image manipulation, but quickly evolved into a project exploring static representations of larger collections of work, travel, memory, and the self.
How does the average of a set of portraits relate to the thought of self-image and memory? Can the average of a set of photos taken on a vacation give an impression of place and mood to someone who hasn’t visited that part of the globe? Can averaging the body of work by a particular artist, or averaging work with a central subject from multiple artists draw any interesting conclusions, or at least raise an interesting questions?
This project is still under way with more resulting explorations forthcoming.