Another example of a different approach to portraiture comes from Kumi Yamashita, who uses thread to create surprisingly realistic images.
Such a technique requires a lot of patience and precision, as well as delicacy. This is not the kind of work that someone in a manic phase would likely be able to produce, so in regards to my client, this is perhaps more geared towards the down phases of their bipolar disorder.
It is interesting to explore all of these different kinds of works and styles to understand how different artists express themselves and their ideas. My hope is that this will result in me understanding my own client a lot more.