Sunday, September 25, 2011

Retouching Self-Portrait

Most of our identity is constructed from what we learn. In a sense, we're walking amalgams of bits and pieces in formation. The historical threads of written and interpreted thought pass through us while we keep only fragments. Our tacit paraphrase of these ideas weave together into unified, open-ended wholes. It's this shredded, textual characteristic of identity that my self-portrait attempts to represent.

1 comment:

  1. The extra paper shreds sticking out make it seem more real! Great picture. The adjustments you made after our mini crit really makes a difference. Did you lighten the background?