• May 17, 2009
  • Posted by Marc

Shit We’re Diggin’:  Ginou Choueiri’s Potato Portraits



Ginou Choueiri is Lebanese artist living in Beirut. She says about her potato portraits:

“I chose the potato to portray human faces because of the many striking parallels.  Not only is their skin porous like ours, but their skin texture and color is very similar, and like us, they come in different sizes, shapes and forms.  Potatoes grow, live, and then decay, mirroring the ephemeral existence and fragility of our own human nature.”