Pinterest suggested to me a slew of self-portraits by Egon Schiele. His work has always had a visceral effect on me; simultaneously titilating and disturbing. I've read a little on his motivations and still feel that he was offering his own explanations to further instigate reactions. He was a shit disturber, for sure! However, there … Continue reading Could This Be Me?
Today, while doing some sketches, I looked in the mirror to see what face stared back. Then I let my subconscious take over the drawing. The inner vision goes with my fresh haircut, but my outside feels a little old and tired. Maybe all my self-portraits will reveal some of the true me, as I … Continue reading STILL YOUNG ON THE INSIDE
Another self-portrait? Not entirely. The figure is decidedly choosing the perspective from which it is looking at itself. Removed and from above, it can safely criticize itself and feel simultaneously better than the subject and worst about themselves. it begs the answer to the question "are we ourselves?" This odd figure, with its Ichabod Crane … Continue reading Looking Down On Oneself
I'm lead to believe from all the books I'ver read on self-improvement, that most of us really don't see ourselves as we truly are. This self-distortion emanated from us, and influences how others see us, thus authenticating our self-perception while further concretizing a corrupted self-perception. It's a vicious circle that always starts from within us, … Continue reading Self-Distortion
This week on my journey to getting my Art Ed. degree... Both selfies & self-portraits express visions of myself in time. Each serves as nostalgic reminders of my past and communicates how I wish to be perceived by others. The selfie requires more spontaneity and invites the viewer into a conspiracy on where I am … Continue reading Selfies vs Self-Portraits – An Academic Reflection Paper
This week in In Pursuit of my Art Ed Degree... I discovered the limitations and drawbacks of being an autodidact. For years, I've been experimenting with different media while making my art. I've told myself it doesn't really matter if I know what I'm doing or not, because I'm pursuing creativity. I'm just not convincing … Continue reading Painting With Light & Imagination
The Challenge of Making A Meaningful Selfie This week in In Pursuit of my Art Ed Degree... We covered the history of photography, mused on the similarities between art photography and photojournalism, and mused on the differences between Selfies & Self-Portraits. While the history gave me a clear understanding of the history of capturing light … Continue reading Self-Portraits – A Way To Define Self?
And How My Paths Are Converging This Year! Part 1 - Returning to School Is A Little Scary! As many of you already know, I'm returning to school to get my teaching permit in Art Education and it's been a very long time since I was in university last. Much seems to have changed in … Continue reading A Vision for 2019
Why do I love having my mindset shaken? In his awesome article: "What can we learn from people who succeed later in life?" , researcher , Albert-László Barabási, shook the dust of a personal conundrum: How do I figure out why I've not had wild success in my recent business ventures? I didn't clearly identify my reason … Continue reading Have You Figured Out Your Q-Factor?
Regret is a sign of disconnect with yourself Ok, so this quote has got me all in a bother and confusion, sort of. The bother is that when I think about the times I've felt bad & regretful about any point in my past, it was always about how discontent I was with my present … Continue reading Connecting With “NOW” Feelings