Friday, December 18, 2009

Me Too! 26x20 vine charcoal

I wonder if all my color stuff is a reaction to the charcoal under my finger nails. I would much rather have color under my finger nails than charcoal, which looks like my person hygiene has gone south for the winter.
This is a final project for my Grilli class at Saddleback. I think it is a little rough and well so am I. I had to think too much on this one and almost thought myself into a bad dream. Really it is more a statement of my life. I have more to me than what is out there for sharing in plain sight. I had this brilliant idea to repeat and repeat ... you know my image (so i got one repeated, another great idea left on the planning table). Kind of a lets go deeper and deeper and the flower merely a symbol of a bloom and death thing. The cycle of life. Looking at my face for hours on end is a clear reminder that no matter how I feel inside the skin is starting to not relate...who is that person in the mirror anyway. She is me...geeeee!

7 comments:

Gary Keimig said...

Very well done. Nice design and composition. Well thought out. Good job.

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

I am awed by this and how much you got out of the class, congratulations!

Michelle said...

Wonderful self portrait...I like the repeating theme. You have been very busy!

ചേച്ചിപ്പെണ്ണ് said...

is it u dori chechi ? (hop u don't mind calling u chechi)
Nice to see u , & good work ..

Gwen Bell said...

Terrific job! Love that picture inside a picture theme.

Edward Burton said...

Very creative, Dori - well done.

artista said...

Such a deep and introspective drawing. The facial expression says it all.