I'll be the first to admit that this one doesn't really physically look like me. On the other hand, I'm a firm believer that self-portraits are rarely about just the artist's outward appearances.
I think I'll go back to my old rule: I'm not going to say what this drawing is about. However, I will pose these questions:
What could I be reaching for?
Is it an onject?
Is it a concept?
Could it be a feeling?
Here's something else that I think: if a person puts themself in my place in this drawing, I'm betting that there are a huge variety of possible meanings for this drawing. To take it a step farther, I'd like to think that the overall themes of this image are pretty universal and that most people will have no problem relating.
(PS: As I read through my words to make any last minute changes just before making this public, I just now have an idea for how to make this theme even better. Perhaps the next self-portrait has just been planned!!)
#136 March 5, 2011, Pen
Sounds: Patty Griffin, Flaming Red