Féi’ Hernandez’ foto-drawing series is an intersectional point where photography, digital drawing, design, reimagining, and reconnection begin. From photograph to digital drawing to personalized graphic portrait, Féi reimagines portraiture through an overlay of mediums.
Dissociation has been very definitive of their experience as a queer, immigrant, and their “alien status.” This Project seeks to ground their feet back into earth by honoring inspirational figures, mentors, friends, and family who have humanized their, and other’s, experiences.
The process itself forces Féi to re-see their loved ones. Making eye-contact, being physically intimate, and finding the words to honor the impact of the community that has allowed for their trans-gression and trans-formation, Féi take us through this foto-drawing series. A meditation in its full production.
This series, more specifically, is inspired by their post apocalyptic and magical realist written work, both prose and poetry. Féi alien-enhances the portraits and brings to life “the blue skinned,” the future of (queer) people of color. By Alien-enhancing everyone in the series we cross the borderlines of citizenship and “humanness,” and brings everyone honored to a multidimensional existence beyond green cards and walls.
This first portrait commemorates my survival and resiliency. Without this body I would be nebula. And nebula in body makes magic revolution. Hello, I am Féi Hernandez. #feihernandez #fotodrawing #digitalart #photography #artistsoninstagram #poetsofinstagram #mexican #immigrant #spirituality