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By Todd Borka
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About this project

Be 9000 people to donate $1 each !

A participatory approach where everyone is at ease.

My name is Todd Borka, I am an artist working on the international press and edition. I mostly paint faces, very often in black and white, in Indian ink. 

I am obsessed by portraits, I find them enigmatic and mysterious. Each glance seems to hide something, to incorporate a personal story, happiness but also sadness…

I like being lost in the crowd and to imagine people‘s daily life around me, people I know nothing about except their faces.

From several months, I have only painted crowds, with different shapes, bigger and bigger. 

One month ago, I decided to change surface; I tidied my sheets of paper under my bed and started to paint the wall of my flat. That time, I decided not to paint unknown people and I started asking all the people I met if I could paint their face on my wall.

Within one week, I painted 70 people and almost filled all the space which was available in my own dining-room (4 meters x 3 meters).

Lend me YOUR face!

Today, I’m talking to you for my new project. I would like all of you to be my models, my contributors and that you can be united on the same canvas whatever your country is. At this moment, my audience will become the subject of my future crowd.

For this project, I will not paint on a wall, but on a huge canvas, in order to move it and why not? To come and see you!

I am delighted that the essence of my work could be available for everyone. I love the fact that the choice of my models is not mine. Drawing real characters is really important for me. Whatever your age is, your weight, your size or your hairstyle, do not hesitate to be part of it.

How does it work?

All the contributors can appear on the fresco. There is no minimum contribution. At the end of collecting, I will hire a workshop for two months; I will buy a large canvas (4 meters x 3 meters), a lot of black painting and brushes. I will contact all my contributors by email, in order to get your picture, whatever it is, everything is possible.

Then, I will paint your face, one after the other. I will post pictures of the evolution of the project on a website created for the project.

You will be able to look for yourself in the crowd.

How will your donations be used?

- Hiring a studio for 2 months, with light and big enough to realize the canvas

- Buying some material (canvas, chassis, brushes and painting)

- Creation of a website dedicated for the project to follow the evolution, to easily find your portrait in the crowd, by interactive ways...

- Gathering pictures and videos by a professional during the painting of the canvas

Risks and challenges

I assure everyone to be deeply involved in this project and to follow it until all the contributors could be seen on the canvas.

Depending on the amount of money and if it is huge or not, the project will last for several months and create a buzz. Why not imagining a series of canvas with a big shape, gathering several people or even thousand people worldwide?

If you expose canvas and plan to make my canvas travel, do not hesitate to contact me.

Feel free to visit my website: http://toddborka.com/

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    Pledge CA$ 1 or more About $0.93

    Thank you ! Each dollar is useful. Your face will be painted on the canvas.

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    Thank you ! Your portrait will be painted on the canvas and you will receive a digital file HD of the final painting.

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