Using over 500 selfies from the residents of Mount Pleasant, Michigan, I created four
composite portraits representing variations of gender and age that was in turn converted
into a mosaic with the submitted images. After that, the image made into 6" x 6"
high fire porcelain tiles that were installed in "Jockey Alley" at the entrance to Art Reach
of Mid Michigan. With stability guaranteed for 100 years, this legacy piece will allow
the community to refer to the depicted participants for decades to come.
"Mount Pleasant Community Portrait" was unveiled on 9 June, 2016.