My inspiration here was a portrait of an old man, obviously without a shirt. Perhaps to indicate a greater vulnerability. Only after putting a few lines on paper did I start feeling the familiarity. I think I was making a self-portrait as an older man. I let my mind go and my hands followed the … Continue reading Myself, later On
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
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?
WHAT DO YOU DO? I ask and guide people to answer every question that begins with "Have you considered...?" People often ask me what do I do for a living. Until today, this question has often overwhelmed me and caused me tons of anxiety. How the hell can I answer this clearly and succinctly when … Continue reading Thursday’s Thoughts – On A Big Question
Ok, it's a little weird, it's a little bit of ego stroking, but I'm very proud of myself right now and I want to share it! Please indulge me in a little horn tooting! Thank you to Maeve Haldane for writing this very flattering article about ME: http://www.concordia.ca/cunews/offices/vpaer/aar/2017/07/27/biographer-of-success.html?c=/alumni-friends/news Please enjoy.
I can't speak for others, but I am seldom a willing victim of being photographed. My wife caught these of me on a recent trip the Emirates. The best ones usually are when I'm not looking, except the one where she insisted I not make such a fake face! You can find more of my … Continue reading Friday’s Fun – Catching The Photographer