I’m having a great and most satisfying time with this self-portrait. From scouring for different pieces of paper, to painting my own, to writing on the portrait, every experimental and contributing part has hit my pain spot.
The word ‘broken’ was so often used by Frida Kahlo, I so understand why even though I don’t have anywhere near the injuries or horrific post surgery trauma she must have suffered. I certainly feel that the solid body I once felt I had is no longer solid at all.
I thought to post a status update rather than wait for the completed piece as I’m enjoying each stage in itself. There seem to be many components to this work, pieces and parts within in each other, layers and layers. It’s also fun documenting as I go along, I get so much out of that presentation too, seeing the piece through the camera and other various platforms (instagram, facebook, twitter).
Ps I’d like to thank BJBall papers for the great CordenonS paper sample I found in our design studio, Nespresso for the great shade of their bag and, Aesop also for their great shade of paper bag as well as their divine linen bag (if I can bear to chop it up).