For every good selfie you take, there are dozens of duds that you'd rather didn't see the light of day, but the fastest way to get over those insecurities might be to project those selfies onto a giant head for all to see. Accepting your own face and flaws, and how you present yourself to the world, was the impetus for a public art installation called As We Are, by Matthew Mohr Studios.
It took years, and the participation of the Columbus Convention Authority, and well over a million dollars, but As We Are opened to the public on September 12, 2017, a permanent artwork in a new atrium of the city's Convention Center.
by Michael Welton.
First of all, there’s the sheer size of the thing.
It’s a 14-foot-tall, three-dimensional head. And it’s covered in 300 LED panels, populated by 850,000 LED lights.
Then there’s the photo booth in the back. Passersby in the Columbus Convention Center can slip behind a curtain there and have their photo made.
Et voila! Their image appears on the head itself, for all to see.
By Gabe Rosenberg
The Greater Columbus Convention Center completed a $140 million expansion and renovation this week, which includes the unveiling of 200 original pieces of local artwork to decorate the center. But it's a 14-foot-tall sculpture that will likely become the face of the project.
By Mary Yost
If you haven't seen it yet, check out the amazing new As We Are art installation, a 14-foot-tall 3D reimagining of the photo booth concept. The destination-worthy interactive exhibit was unveiled as part of the grand reopening of the Greater Columbus Convention Center after a $140 million expansion and renovation.
By Lauren Sega
The Convention Facilities Authority will hold a VIP celebration event this Thursday for the completion of the Greater Columbus Convention Center's renovations, and the unveiling of a –one-of-a-kind interactive LED sculpture designed to represent Central Ohio's deep diversity.”