When I see elderly people I see the stories of their lives embodied in their wrinkles. Through these works I want people to reflect on who they may become through ageing. To do so, I painted portraits of my fellow students – the participants – and projected the signs of ageing into their faces. As such, each portrait has become a kind of aged doppelganger. A written reflection detailing the participant’s feelings about ageing is displayed alongside each portrait. In years to come, my participants – who will have reached the maturity of their painted selves – will be invited to meet with me and look
upon their portraits. Just as time capsules can be buried or sealed in a vault, the work documents ageing of perspectives as well as the physical body.