A schmaltzy but powerful project in self-perception:
Longer version here. Update from a reader:
The first problem, clearly, is that the artist knew the intent of the project (and no doubt was being paid handsomely by Dove). That’s strike one. What’s more, in every case he knew whose face he was drawing, be it “I” or “she”. That’s strike two. Strike three is that the artist couldn’t help but be influenced by the varying tones used to convey, on the one hand, mild self-criticism and, on the other, a warm admiration for others’ features.
Sorry if I seem cynical about this whole thing. There may in fact be both a really interesting and a really poignant story to be told here about self-image. But, for that to happen, you’d need a legitimate study.