This piece was made as an assignment in 1998 while attending the College of Geographic Sciences. Basically, we were to create an image solely using dots with a .08 (I think) millimeter pen. It was so long ago I'm not sure. The theory behind it was for us to understand how pixels work (although I already had a grasp on the subject). So - more dots would make a darker image (althought technically that's not how pixels work). Anyway, we had like 5 days to do it or something and I ended up staying up for like 50 hours straight to finish it for the deadline.
This in my mind is similar to some vector work because parts of it is sort of tracing, and cheating in my mind. But at the same time it wasn't because you had to create the image of texture and of course only using dots. Please note - the dark area is .08 mm dots as well - we were deducted for cheating and filling it in.
Also - the picture it's based off was taken by a classmate whose last name I can't remember. Sorry Doug - I can't get any more specific that that. But he was talented with a camera.
*UPDATE 2/13/2006* : Finally scanned the original, so the dot resolution is much better. Man - so many dots... I'm having flashbacks. I actually dreampt in dots for a bit after I had finished (really).