Pulp Printed Pulp Portraits of Your Religious Leader, Chicago, 2007


As part of an ongoing interactive street performance that addresses American's perception of religion, religious figures and the roots of personal moral values, Drew Matott enlisted pedestrians of downtown Chicago to make pulp portraits of individuals religious leaders. Participants were asked to select images that reflected how they perceive the physical likeness of their religious leader; the icon of the church they attended; and a quote that their religious leader might have said.

The images were printed using pigmented cotton fiber and silkscreen. A total of thirty portraits were made during a four-hour period Saturday, March 10, 2007.