Dani Kim

Pixel Sorting Mom

A portraiture, that we are used to, consists of a face. How can we challenge that form of "portrait" that we have grown accustomed to? I took four photographs of my mother and sorted every single pixel by its brightness. Each image was sized 400 pixels by 300 pixels. A total of 120,000 per image were rearranged on Processing, the Java-based language, and below are the results. We can no longer see the face of my mother after the pixels were sorted but it is the idea of preservation that allows these distortion of pixels to still remain as portraits of my mother.