Drawn From Memory

Through her series of Prismacolor pencil portraits for “Oh, The Faces I Know,” artist Jamie Pettis explores who she has been, is, and hopes to become by taking inventory of different roles she’s played in her life. The Oklahoma native has drawn inspiration from her artist father, her time studying fashion, and ceaselessly creative, colorful designer Marc Jacobs, for whose label Pettis interned.

“They all relate to one another in that they are all portraits of various faces [of] people I have seen within myself during my life,” Pettis says. “Some of these faces are part of my truth, and others are faces I tried out for awhile, but they did not work.”

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Becky Bartkowski is an award-winning journalist and the arts and music editor at New Times, where she writes about art, fashion, and pop culture.
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