Smiley Bag Project is a participatory art project. Pedestrians are invited to sit as models for the artist as he draws their portraits with a Sharpie marker on the smiley faces of common take-out plastic bags. This project is inspired by sidewalk portrait artists in tourist places like Times Square.
Nobutaka Aozaki is an artist based in New York and currently a MFA candidate at Hunter College. His recent exhibitions include You Are Here: Projects in (de) Tourism at Hunter College Times Square gallery, Physical Center Brooklyn at Saint Cecila's Convent, Brooklyn, and Jamaica Flux at Jamaica Performing Arts Center, Queens.
Information from the AiOP website.