Monday, February 16, 2009
In living color
This just happened. The more I fussed over it the more I liked what was happening . I tried to replicate it and, well, I think I'm going to keep doing it. It will be my nudge to A. Piper.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Speaking in tongues; seeing in lies
I've always thought the process of self-portraiture is a kind of honest conversation you're trying to have with yourself. Sincerity is a virtue not only in friendship, but in art too, isn't it? What lie is it that helps us see the truth? I was never a very good liar.
I tried not to edit them too much. Some of them come out faster than others. Almost like small variations on a quickly improvised tune. Just in an attempt to find the core of the thing
LoOng time no post..
So I started this blog over two years ago with the idea that I would be able to forge all these new secret identities. Well, that, obviously, didn't hold my interest for that long. I'm not into covert operations so much. Still, I'm starting fresh, a little more open and upfront and it feels like I'm coming out a bit, slowly.
Here's a series of drawings I did recently, quick , ball-point pen line-work, painfully distorting my face for the sake of seeing whether my expression didn't remind me of someone else. And if, by the odd chance, I didn't get a bit of a clue of what it is I really look like.
I like the idea that I can look like someone else just by exaggerating certain features, embodying stereotypes, caricatures of myself.