More about Eyes on Me and what You Can Do
Since August 2017 Dorchess has been creating life-size, haute couture art portraits for valuable people. The artwork includes photography and textile techniques. The first series of portraits were made for children in care. By including the model in making them the of art, the project connects people with art and people with one another and a social issue we are all a part of.
The title Eyes on Me (Oog op Mij in Dutch) was chosen because we all need to be noticed and valued. It’s not about name or fame, it’s about connection and embodiment.
The artworks raise awareness for the need for caring communities to raise children, to be connected and to support each other in our vulnerabilities.
The portraits mirror to the children how valuable and unforgettable they are. Each person receives a reprint of their own after exhibition. The art work can be ‘experienced’ at various exhibitions, for example at the Take 5 charity event in Bangkok, Thailand on 22 February 2018 and during Route du Nord Art Festival in Rotterdam on 12 May 2018.
Each portrait is revealed with beautiful music and something for the taste buds to enjoy. This way, art is what it should be – a multi-sensory and memorable experience!
The Eyes on Me project is expanding. Photographer Lideke Detmers is now on board. As a team we aim to create a family of portraits, consisting of several ‘character series’. You can also have your own portrait made.
The next one is called ‘Before I leave’. Each work celebrates the life of the elderly person portrayed, creating a memoire in the form of art, while they can still celebrate this with us.