hand drawn in the style of pointillism by David Ilan
Behind each dot you see in the portrait below, there is a real person – a fan – somewhere in the world who, like you,
is a part of Michael's legacy.
Claim your dot! And tell your friends!
The portrait represents Michael reflecting on his life. Surrounding Michael are letters fans have written to him, expressing his profound impact on their lives. We asked fans to write letters to Michael and send them to us to be included in the portrait. Six letters were chosen. Even the letters have been hand-drawn onto the canvas, one dot at a time, representing the actual handwriting and paper type used in the original letters.
Everyone who signs up for a dot in Michael’s Portrait is given a unique dot number. Extensive records are kept that correspond to each dot being drawn – who signed up for it, on what day, and where it is drawn on the canvas. Find the location of your dot on the Artist’s Log by finding your dot number in the chart.
Below is a record of the hand-drawn dots placed on the canvas.
Drag the scroller on the right side of the longer lists.