I've been working on a portrait of the parents of the children I posted last time:
An interesting article recently in the Atlanta paper, taken from the NY Times, on using fake heads and/or bodies in print ads. A scientific term "uncanny valley" theory applies to this with regard to using unreal faces: "People will tolerate only so much artificial human likeness before attraction turns into revulsion. If they added a super realistic but not-real face, they'd become uncanny, and therefore frightening, eerie and creepy." I wonder if this applies to how people view art. Are hyper-realistic faces viewed as eerie? What about other alterations and abstractions?