Tore / 2015 / charcoal / A4 / Reference photo by Dimitri Koutsomytis @erlik.no / drawing by artist Linn Veronica T. Stenhaug aka LIVETASTE

The Creation Of Unmasked Dignity

Art project: How do I portray the dignity in someone so others can tell?

Research technique: Investigative practice.
All depicted are sellers of the Norwegian street magazine =Oslo, equivalent to The Big Issue (UK).
Reference photos by Dimitri Koutsomytis, =Oslo no. 4, 2005.
Artistic inspiration: Guy Denning.
Exhibited at Telemark University College during “Open Door 2015” 12th and 13th of March.

Dignity Principles

The concept of global dignity includes the following five principles ( globaldignity.org )

  1. Every human being has a right to lead a dignified life.
  2. A dignified life means an opportunity to fulfill one’s potential, which is based on having a human level of health care, education, income and security.
  3. Dignity means having the freedom to make decisions on one’s life and to be met with respect for this right.
  4. Dignity should be the basic guiding principle for all actions.
  5. Ultimately, our own dignity is interdependent with the dignity of others.

Concept Moodboards

See more photos with links to sources on my moodboard on Pinterest.

Concept Sketches

Inspirational Art

See more photos with links to sources on my drawing board on Pinterest.

Imitation Studies

Art References: Guy Denning & Käthe Kollwitz

Drawings

Title Sheet & Exhibition Poster

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