Self Portrait series, 2012



I spent sixty consecutive nights drawing the reflection of my own face under a fluorescent bulb. The emotions that my face revealed came and went with the passing of time, and I was able to separate myself from the emotion that I inhabited and see it as something which belonged neither to me nor to anyone else, but just was, and could be inhabited, or inhabit us, for a time and then pass on. I also became more aware of how concentration and presence, sustained over a time, created the work in a deeper way than any conscious intention could do.

The 20 images which resulted from this study were exhibited in Turning In, at Murray Edwards College




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