Each emotional composition is matched with a series of keyboard characters that create an emotional symbol. These symbols evolve into a “danwade” interactive experience by combining medias and concepts represented in art such as portraiture, geometric composition and performance art. It infuses them with new media such as digital photography/prints, animated gifs, Flash and the project’s website www.emoticonman.com. The artist meets actor in defining these symbols as specific meaningful moments in what would be otherwise literal ASCII characters*. danwade is the conduit in which these symbols are expressed. He brands them with his person through performance, technology and a photorealistic form of portraiture.
In other words: images of a guy imitating emoticons. Check also my favourite guy for funny faces Eric Conveys an Emotion.