Rose 001 (Self Portrait) | Stained glass window | 2011
Inspired by dating sites, Michaeli composed a multiple choice questionnaire. The questions relate to the romantic history of the respondent as well as their parents' relationship and their ideal partner. Each answer links to a specific icon and so a unique set of icons is emerging.
The data collected in the questionnaires was converted into graphic symbols, using this legend of visual elements and their meanings. (Click to enlarge)
Rose Forms (preparatory drawings) | Watercolor and rapidograph on cotton paper with Inkjet printing | 11.5 x 16.5" | 2010
A drawing of a rose-shaped diagram was created for each subject, using the questionnaires and the legend.
© Ido Michaeli, 2017