By 1974, Hardesty was stretching his creative muscles, from
salon-school representation to more contemporary concerns. This
self-portrait seems to be an idea prevalent during the time,
that in current society humans are reduced to mere "numbers".
Segmentation of the basic elements are complete. Top: a deliberately
asymetrical portrait. Left: an apparently meaningless mechanical
rendering,. Right: Identifying info of the subject pictured,
height, weight, social security number, passport number.