Self Portrait

"SELF PORTRAIT",  2005,  30" x 30" x 4", earth, gold thread, ceramic, bone

"SELF PORTRAIT", 2005, 30" x 30" x 4", earth, gold thread, ceramic, bone

 

This is an abstract self portrait.

It’s really a map, of sorts..

Let me take you through:

Begin on the left edge of the piece where you see the stepping stones about 2/3 of the way down.

There is a gold thread there but you can’t see it in the photo.

Follow the stepping stones and notice the small, black, prickly things just underneath.

These are to represent the pesky stuff, the daily life challenges we all deal with.

Keep following the stones till you get to the black door.

The gold thread holds a broken bone in front of the door to remind one of the fact all we can count on is change.

We get to decide how to deal.

Carry on as the thread takes us out into the light of a myriad of small stick-like shapes.

The thread visits each one.

They represent experiences, relationships, loves, friendships, losses, inspirations.. the whole thing of life.

We then follow the thread back to the stepping stones to begin all over again.

Thank God.  Or not.

Another chance, another day.

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