Life on the Road: Self-Portraiture
Kath Weider-Roos is the Creative Arts Producer at A&D. She snaps photos and asks questions.
13 states. 23 cities.
Erika Hess is the new recruiting officer at A&D. Her new job has her living out of a suitcase and communing with strangers in airport lounges and hotel check-in counters. She travels to high schools around the country, talking to prospective A&D students and high school art teachers, and representing A&D at National Portfolio events.
A practicing artist herself, Erika soon realized it wouldn't be easy to keep up with her creative activities on the road.
So she came up with a plan – a small plan, but a plan that would keep her away from C.S.I. reruns and help her stay connected to her right brain.
She decided to document each hotel room experience with a self-portrait. Rules: use any mirrored surface to capture the composition and, wherever possible, use the hotel's provided stationary and pen.
Here's a sampling of Erika's life on the road, as told by Erika herself and her pen/pencil.
(And make sure to check out Erika's work when-not-on-the-road here.)