Does exploring alternative identities help us understand who we are?
Artists may invent alter egos, or alternate identities, as part of the artistic process. (An alter ego itself is, in a sense, a kind of artwork.) Artists may imbue their alter egos with hopes, dreams, and fears that they want to address. In this activity you will create your own life-size alter ego, using mixed media, as a new tactic for exploring identity.
Click on each artist button at right to view detailed screens about the artist and his or her works. Be sure to click on all images, view all videos, read all documents, and use the zoom tool to look closely at the works of art.