Rose 001 (Self Portrait), Stained glass window, 2011
Inspired by dating sites Michaeli composed a multiple answer questionnaire. Each answer was linked to a specific icon. The questions relate to the romantic history of the respondent as well as questions about their parents and aspirations to an ideal partner.
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 | 11.5x16.5" | 2010
A drawing of a rose-shaped diagram was created for each subject, using the questionnaires and the legend.
© Ido Michaeli, 2017