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Hood Museum of Art
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755

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Félix de la Concha

Ron Chavarria
Oil on linen
Collection of the artist

Excerpt from the interview

Félix de la Concha video- and audio-taped his portrait sessions. A brief split-screen excerpt appears below, presenting the sitter as well as the ongoing work of the artist.

Transcription: "I feel that so many people have helped me--whether it was monetary or whether it was just listening when I needed someone to talk to--I feel it's an obligation of mine to just pay it forward and do the same for others, you know. I can't just sit around and live life not making an effort to help someone. It's not anything religious; it's just me making an attempt to improve the world, I guess. Make just a small effort. "

Fast-forward video of the entire portrait session

Split-screen compression of the entire two-hour portrait session into two minutes, revealing Félix de la Concha's technique.

Last Updated: 3/20/09