Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Looking in the mirror, ca 2001.
Put your chin right there (after an ophthalmologist appointment) 2002.
Pineal Pansies, Bane of Astro-travel, (from a Polaroid shot up my nose) 2003.
Rage--I'm hanging myself but holding a barbed-wire whip, 2004.
Faux Orchid--I sat in front of a mirror for hours (living in an apartment while our house was being renovated--nine months with no digital camera available) 2005.
Eye on the table--a manipulated digital photo with my new toy (a magnifier used to enlarge early TV screens) 2007.
Ideating (a "yield" or "slow" sign appeared on my cheek; I left it) photo from 2007, painted in 2009.
In person I appear normal in my well-worn, paint-spattered denim shirts--boring! The next self portrait? I think I'll be looking at a map of heaven and hell--contemplating future travel. I hope to finish the painting before I make the trip (sometimes it's years between planning a painting and actuallly getting it done).