Monday, September 25, 2006

Self Portrait

The nice thing about self-portraits is that they don't actually have to look at all like you. Case in point this one.

Everyone asks me "what's with those nostrils?" The answer is that I wear bifocals and kept tilting my head back to look at the mirror through the lower lenses. This is what came out:



That said, Self Portrait, 2003 is important because it's the first time I ever painted a big head in the drip style. And while the painting itself is problematic in about fifty ways, it did make me think I was very much on to something.

And finally, I stopped painting the damned thing about three quarters of the way through because it reminded me of my dead-ten-years mother, of whom I remain fond.

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