If you are a child or an artist, you may be someone who conjures up faces wherever you look. Some of my first discoveries were faces in wallpaper and kitchen utensils, on telephones, at front and back ends of cars, and on coin-operated seaside telescopes. At this early time on my creative path, faces grabbed my attention like nothing else: some were sweet or beautiful, some were sinister or serious or silly. As this site shows, face-centric pieces seem to sneak into my work, in a variety of ways: some horizontal ones place themselves like savory dishes on a buffet—or a row of headstones in a cemetery. Some are mute, others capture a key word between their lips. Some are glued or wired together and others, in a plate holder or on an easel, have magnet-backed features that encourage subtle or drastic re-arrangements. They are my metaphors for everything from personal/universal joys and struggles to the nation's conflicted politics; they are my "gateway" to speech—that is, they say what I hope to say, as an artist. For these reasons, it seemed right to give them this front page. Faces pop up in nearly all the pages of this site. I hope they will speak to you. I hope you will want to dig further, for more.

Credits: many, many thanks to photographer Laurel Jensen & photographer/videographer Jacob Foko.


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Thalia Doukas is a 2D and 3D fine artist and curator who employs a variety of techniques and new or upcycled materials in her work; she presents workshops based on her evolving inventory of materials and projects. Recent activities have included installations and workshops for Artomatic in DC and Maryland, Crafty Clubhouse events for the City Paper's Arts and Crafts Fair, holiday and valentine card making workshops for the Smithsonian National Postal Museum and hula hoop dream catchers for the windows of MakerSpace in Greenbelt, Maryland.

Thalia has lived and worked in London and New York and is now based in Washington, DC. For ten years, she was an independent fine arts curator and grantwriter for Windows on White installations sponsored by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; for two years she was artistic director of City Without Walls Gallery, Newark NJ. After moving to DC, she launched a community Reuse Art Studio in Arlington, VA and led projects there for 12 years. She is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and Chelsea School of Art/London Polytechnic (U.K.).


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