Portrait of my subject Sara Moana. The idea that I had for this portrait is to use only the artist’s name (Sara Moana) as a search term on Google. All images of Sara that I collected from Google (which are deemed public or available to the public domain) were then used as references to construct a 3D model of their face.
With this piece, I also wanted to posit discussion around data and autonomy within platforms who posture themselves as a “neutral” and “free-to-use”. In reality, we must be aware of how many of these virtual spaces treat our identities and personal data as commodities to sell and trade to various entities.
This work is gifted to the subject as a gesture of regaining autonomy over these publicly accessible images of themselves.