Featured Work: Fayum Portrait

Lauren A. Toomer Fayum Portraits, 2010 Graphite and white charcoal on found manila envelope, wood shelf 14 x 10 inches each
Lauren A. Toomer
Fayum Portraits
Graphite and white charcoal on found manila envelope, wood shelf
14 x 10 inches each

This is from a series of Jane and John Doe drawings. With this ongoing project, I am drawing portraits of unidentified individuals whose postmortem photos have been posted on the Internet. It is my own contemporary approach to the ancient art of Fayum portraiture.