French artists Bruno Metra and Laurence Jeanson stick images of facial features cut out from fashion magazines over the models to form new facial expressions; The distortion in the face gives this person a more vibrant and fun expression.
Martin O'Neil Cut Up portraits; could communicate fade/loss; transformation of who you are into who you could be; have the pieces re-gather in an upside down version, maybe a photo of the person younger then who they are now
lets say that to tear a painting is the kill the person trapped inside it. what if they could reach out and tear the painting themselves to be lost forever? Its a loss of person self - very deep message.
Self portrait ideas Mapping 2013 on Behance Use a process like this for "identity/self-concept" activity about skin color/shade/tone/palette. Put vertical photo strip of every child together on a couple images to make a collective face.
Edit // sew two portraits together to create a mixed media piece // Manny Robertson- Embroidered Metropolis. ((Each original print is composed of two portraits, one color and one black and white, that have been cut and sewn together by hand.