Blind Self-Portrait

While the visitor keeps their eyes shut, a moving platform guides a pen in their hand to draw a self-portrait, using computer vision to track their face and generate a line drawing. The result is a machine-aided drawing, a self-portrait you could never draw.

Here we’re testing an early version that moves about a half or third the speed of the more recent versions.

“Blind Self Portrait” is a collaboration between Matt Mets and Kyle McDonald, installed for the first time at the NYC Resistor interactive show¬†




Self Portrait

Self Portrait

This is a self portrait I created in Photoshop of what it feels like in my brain. It’s a photo manipulation from photographs I had taken. It prints out to be about 18″x24″

Objects Self Portrait

Objects Self Portrait

This is a 4 object self portrait I drew in graphite. The objects represent aspects of me. Drawn on 18″x24″ sized paper.

Theatre Drawing Series

Theater Self Portrait

Lighting Board


Lighting Rig

Stage manager's desk

Stage Right


This drawing series is sort of a location self portrait since I used to do technical theatre. Some are done in graphite, and some in charcoal. The self portrait is 8″x12″ and the rest are 8.5″x11″.