The BFF project consists of 127 drawings combining the faces of friends. Inspired by my experience as a forensic artist for the New York Police, I drew the faces of 64 pairs of combined friends. I’m currently completing the final phase of this project: combining the combinations until finally there is one drawing emergent from all 128 faces.
The first set of 64 drawings (completed in June 2014) is posted below. I’m using charcoal on Stonehenge paper, 8.5 x 11″. It was first come, first served – the first 64 people who sent in usable photos are included, and drawings are made in the order that the photos were received.
From the initial set of 64, the original drawings will go to the friends of the people who sent in the photos – an experiment in gift economy. I began accepting submissions in November 2007 and filled up all the spots in May 2008. Participants include people from across the USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Brazil, China, and beyond. The final drawing was completed in May 2018.