The Portrait Gift: Affirming identity through Word, Image and Action

Sara Rivera

Artists today are constantly expanding the boundaries of what “portraiture” means. If portraits are meant to capture a person’s unique history and personality, what are the implications of creating portraits? Or giving them as gifts? A poem, a performance, or an installation can function as both “portrait” and “gift”.

This project employed the mediums of creative writing, visual art, and performance-based service art to explore concepts of identity and generosity.

See the second part of this project under the theme "The Land of the Gift" here

  Sara Rivera  is  an interdisciplinary artist and writer from Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

Sara Rivera is an interdisciplinary artist and writer from Albuquerque, New Mexico.