|Evidence That I Am|
I've always enjoyed the monthly challenges (a/k/a Crusades) that one one of my favorite artists, Michelle Ward, poses on her website for the Green Pepper Street Team. I haven't participated in awhile - and I am also behind in my New Year's commitment to stay current with the "Sketchbook Challenge". I do have hopes of becoming current with both places though!
This month Michelle posed the challenge: Series: Evidence; A Forensic Self Portrait. The concept really intrigued me. I have lots of ideas floating through my head based on this theme but this is the one that popped out first.
I used inks, acrylics, gesso, decorative papers (some supplied by Michelle), stamps and pens to create this page. I had no idea where it was going when I began and I hemmed and hawed before deciding that it was "done". It's the first of what I think may become a series though. A warm-up maybe. Self portraits a very interesting concept I think. We did something like this when I was in photography school many years ago. At that time I created a rather staid self-portrait that included the things that were meaningful to me at the time : airplanes, plane tickets, passport and maps. What a difference the years can make ! Yeah !