Portrait of Innovation: James Conway Farley

Cover by Noah Scalin
Issue 41 • July 2016 • Richmond
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Noah Scalin is creator of the Skull-A-Day Project, a daily art exercise that started as his own personal challenge and grew into a thriving online community. This past June, he constructed a site-specific installation at the Virginia Museum of Fine Art. The piece, an anamorphic sculptural portrait of James Conway Farley, was made entirely from clothes donated by Diversity Thrift. Farley was an African-American photographer who owned a studio in Richmond in the late 1800s. The portrait is based on an image from the collection at The Valentine museum. See more of Scalin’s work at NoahScalin.com.

Anamorphic portrait of James Conway Farley | Video by Noah Scalin

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