Shawn Feeney is a Long Island-based artist who says he’s “interested in how sound is represented visually, and how images are interpreted sonically… my musical background, which includes Western classical, rock, electronica, and free improvisation, informs my approach to visual art.” That’s cool. He’s also a police sketch artist though. That’s even cooler. It’s probably fitting though that because he spends his days painting perps, his doggles after dark involve drawing friends.
The BFF project works like this: Email Shawn a picture of you and your best friend, and he’ll sketch a portrait of the two of you morphed together. He’s taking 128 photos and drawing 64 pictures.
Next he’s taking those 64 sketches, pairing each off with the one next to it, and drawing 32 composites. And so on, and so on, and so on. Until he’s left with just one sketch the represents the combined faces of all 128 friends. He’s only done the first 16 drawings and figures finishing the whole set will take about a year. Sadly, he filled all 128 spots last week. Maybe if you get creative though, he’ll consider you a friend… everyone does favors for friends.