Artist Michael Mapes dissects photos and arranges them, pinning fragments like insects, and putting other pieces in vials.

Artist Michael Mapes dissects photos and arranges them, pinning fragments like insects, and putting other pieces in vials.

Artist Amir Zainorin Zainorin uses postcards he obtains for free from restaurants and culture houses in Denmark, where he is currently based, to assemble each of his murals.

Artist Amir Zainorin Zainorin uses postcards he obtains for free from restaurants and culture houses in Denmark, where he is currently based, to assemble each of his murals.

Hollie Chastain, Book Cover Collages, Contemporary collage on old book covers, The Hole Summer Reading exhibit

Hollie Chastain, Book Cover Collages, Contemporary collage on old book covers, The Hole Summer Reading exhibit

Mira Schendel Graphic Object 1967 Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros © The estate of Mira Schendel

Mira Schendel Graphic Object 1967 Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros © The estate of Mira Schendel


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\New York artist Michael Mapes creates elaborate specimen boxes by dissecting photographs and then compartmentalizing individual fragments within plastic bags, glass vials, magnifiers, in gelatin capsules and on insect pins. The boxes exist in an uncanny area between photography and sculpture, functioning both as portraits and as fascinating scientific canvases that make you question the the logic behind the organization of each piece.

\New York artist Michael Mapes creates elaborate specimen boxes by dissecting photographs and then compartmentalizing individual fragments within plastic bags, glass vials, magnifiers, in gelatin capsules and on insect pins. The boxes exist in an uncanny area between photography and sculpture, functioning both as portraits and as fascinating scientific canvases that make you question the the logic behind the organization of each piece.

Of all the diced up portraits I've seen, this is the most creative yet. It's not just an "un-portrait," but it becomes its own new mesh of texture and colour || Surreal Art

Unportrait Series

Of all the diced up portraits I've seen, this is the most creative yet. It's not just an "un-portrait," but it becomes its own new mesh of texture and colour || Surreal Art

Lorena Cosba-could do this with students-a self portrait, and a contrasting image to show what's underneath.

Lorena Cosba-could do this with students-a self portrait, and a contrasting image to show what's underneath.

Wick Dich Du Hustensohn -  Das Motiv wurde mit einem silbernen Nagel ausgezeichnet

Wick Dich Du Hustensohn - Das Motiv wurde mit einem silbernen Nagel ausgezeichnet

Mapping 2013 on Behance Use a process like this for "identity/self-concept" activity about skin color/shade/tone/palette.  Put vertical photo strip of every child together on a couple images to make a collective face.

Mapping 2013 on Behance Use a process like this for "identity/self-concept" activity about skin color/shade/tone/palette. Put vertical photo strip of every child together on a couple images to make a collective face.

ANNETTE MESSAGER (NEE EN 1943).   Mes voeux,   crayons de couleurs sur papier, acrylique sur photographies noir et blanc sous verre, ficelles 312 x 114 cm.  Réalisé entre 1988 et 1990.

ANNETTE MESSAGER (NEE EN 1943). Mes voeux, crayons de couleurs sur papier, acrylique sur photographies noir et blanc sous verre, ficelles 312 x 114 cm. Réalisé entre 1988 et 1990.

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