O n e H u n d r e d P o r t r a i t s o f a C i t y 2 0 1 5 - 2 0 2 0
“Face of Tulsa” is the project of Tulsa artist, Michael Springer, representing the city of Tulsa through a collection of drawn, sketched, painted and written portraits. It has been said that a city is a confluence of the unique people who live within it . . . its everyday residents. These people define the city in which they live, as much as or more so, than any building or visual skyline. In fact they are the base, the 'organic' architecture onto which we build. It all begins with an initial meeting then a sketch or photograph, a personal story which is together developed into a final portrait through a series of studies. A gallery showing of this collection of Tulsa portraits, along with a monograph "Face of Tulsa ... one hundred portraits of a city" will document this time. This publication will be a historical document, as seen through the eyes of an artist, of the people living, working and playing in Tulsa during the first quarter of the twenty-first century. The process of seeking out one hundred or more Tulsans for this project has already begun. Works in progress, updates and finished works are posted on faceoftulsa.com, and on Instagram @lightingarts_studio. Please consider being apart of this unfolding portrait of Tulsa’s history. Our time and place interpreted in a collective portrait of "us" as a city. Contact us at the link below or on the Contacts Us page. Thank You for your interest and participation.