Photo by Webb Chappell
lives and works in New York, New York
with Kelly Dobson and Raffi Krikorian
Mannequins, digital video, digital screens
In the Renaissance, kings rarely traveled to find a bride:
instead, an artist was sent to paint her likeness. These
artisans were often not the official court painter but
lesser-known painters who also illuminated manuscripts as
their highly refined trade. One particular Netherlandish
family established a workshop serving British monarch
Henry VIII, producing miniature portraits called "Limnings"
and setting a trend that would continue in England and on the
Continent for centuries. For today's celebrated personages,
Digital Limnings are also miniature memories wherein the past
is stored in the present.