In this project's first step, we take a photograph of our head with dramatic lighting and import it into Photoshop. In Photoshop, students choose a color scheme that works with the expression they have to manipulate a specific reaction from the viewer beyond what the head does alone. After making adjustments, the picture is posterized until they have very clearly delineated different areas of value and then printed.
For the "trash" component, the students acquire items that define themselves explicitly as an individual incorporating many new factors, such as context, symbolic meaning, and texture. Each separate area for the areas of color and trash is hand-cut from the printed template and reassembled to make the heads.