Daniel Eatock is an artist in London. One of his projects is for people to write a paragraph about themself, and write it, tracing over an enlarged image of your fingerprint. He then asks that you send him the finished “portrait.” I kind of like the idea- I think I’ll make my own soon.
I like his ‘about me’ section on his website.
“I am interested in connections between image and language, titles, punch lines, miscommunication, subversions, open systems, contributions from others, seriality, collections, discovery and inventing.
I employ reductive logic, and strive for objective and rational solutions to form concluded works. I am especially interested in the connection of the start and end points of a hand drawn circle.”
He also has a Mini Manifesto posted. It’s very simple and straightforward.
Begin with ideas
Ad-lib and make things up
Eliminate superfluous elements
Make something difficult look easy
Be first or last
Believe complex ideas can produce simple things
Trust the process
Allow concepts to determine form
Reduce material and production to their essence
Sustain the integrity of an idea
Propose honesty as a solution
Anyways, here’s his website.