Anonymous blue family

the anonymous blue family was created on march 29, 2018. it’s the very first family in my ongoing art breeding experiment, in which i choose two parent art pieces, destroy them and mix together their fragments, and rebuild them as two new child pieces.

the anonymous blue family is part of the hexagon generation—a generation defined by the shape of the fragments.

these are the two parent pieces i selected:

and by the time the procreation was complete, these are the children that came out of them:

about the parents

these two drawings come from a series of sketches i created in 2012. i called them “anonymous portraits,” because i was basing them on models found in stock photography, and i used a wide variety of colored oil pastels on black paper.

i selected two portraits, a man and a woman, that each used the same color palette.