No Regrets in Life
No Regrets in Life (2011-2017) is a series of monumental charcoal and graphite portraits. Through larger than life-sized renderings of individuals from the artist's street corner, "No Regrets In Life" examines the people he encounters on a regular basis. Overlooked and unidentified, the renderings are an attempt to play with our voyeuristic tendencies toward the indigence surrounding us, hiding in plain sight. In these portraits, the subjects cease to be dark matter in our communal space and instead are revealed to be the main characters in their own narrative. No Regrets In Life is a visual record of Phillips' striving to recognize unknown and unnoticed individuals through the tip of his pencil.