Saturday, January 22, 2011

Day 93

I'm not sure that I want to use the cliched phrase that says the eyes are the windows to the soul.

However, I am fairly certain that I think that the eyes are person's most important feature. When it comes to deciphering a particular emotion, the eyes are a great indicator. For the most part, when we have a face to face conversation with someone, generally we look at the other person's eyes. And sometimes the eyes are tied to identity; we've all see the images of a bar placed over a person's eyes in an attempt to protect their anonymity.

I've always been drawn to eyes. I love to look at them, I love to draw them. Sometimes I've been told that my eyes are my best feature. I even have a tattoo on my shoulder depicting the Ancient Egyptian symbol of the Eye of Horus. Regardless, tonight's self-portrait is actually a portion of my image, but I think that it goes a long way toward capturing the real me.

So go ahead and call this the window to my soul if you like - I guess I don't really mind after all...

#93 January 21, 2011,  Charcoal on brown paper bag
Sounds: The Duhks, The Duhks

1 comment:

  1. Man, I really dig this.

    I'm a hug fan of eyes in art...They have been around for so long!!! it's a very powerful symbol.