Creating Indiscernible Faces

Don “DonCee” Coulter began his artistic career as an editorial illustrator, cartoonist, and painter. He was heavily inspired by hip-hop culture, music, and fashion, along with a cubism class he took in college. His class assignment was to experiment with shapes and planes to create a finished art piece. With these influences and job experiences, Coulter developed his unique and recognizable fabric collage artwork, which he achieves with only an X-Acto knife. His piece, “Indiscernible Faces,” was awarded Dr. Melissa Crum’s Juror’s Choice.

Elements for “Indiscernible Faces” were created in the United States, the Netherlands, and Germany. Coulter spent an extended period in Germany through the Greater Columbus Arts Council’s (GCAC) Dresden/Columbus Exchange program, and used fabrics from Germany, the United States, the Netherlands, and Ghana. He says, “Texture plays a major role in the overall appeal of each piece. Leather and suede are my fabrics of choice.” Viewers can see the influences of the countries through architectural references and flags within “Indiscernible Faces.” – Panagiota Kourniotis