Pushpin Faces


Artist Eric Daigh is known for making portraits from colored pushpins. He’s recently updated his portfolio website with new artwork.

Top: Photo © Nathan Umstead.

Notes about Daigh (from bio):

Using push pins, the innocuous, adhesive, near-detritus of our everyday Eric creates the view from here. His work is that rare arial perspective of the faces we see everyday, the vistas of common personalities, the longview of the human. You can stand up close, squint into the vacu-formed industrial sheen of some common object but such a perspective only argues the atomic structure of his work. As we pull back one quotidian reference morphs into another, objects become portraits, the pedestrian becomes sublime. Molecules, pixels, cultivated fields all speak to his medium. He starts with a flat 5 color cadence, all just rhythmic loops, then relationships form, a singularity shifts into subtle congress and depth and tones appear.

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Top: Photo © Nicholas Helmholdt.
All other photos © Eric Daigh

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Adriana has created successful projects for over 15 years in the fields of design, illustration, fashion and web. She is the Webby-winning designer and editor-in-chief of Scene 360's Illusion magazine. When not online, she is enjoying the quiet life walking her shih tzu at seaside. Follow the author @scene360, and view more articles.

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