Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Finally things are starting to get a bit more organised. I received a slot for my thesis show: 13th-19th May, 2007. It leaves me eight months to prepare.
I am still working from the same photo I took of my friend, Anne, a few years ago. This time, I have manipulated the photo slightly, so that it does not look like Anne anymore. Instead, the resulting photos are portraits of imaginary people. (I have attached a couple of the images above.)
I now have 50 different versions of the same face, and I am planning to paint each of them. Once painted, each face is going to get a soft body made of stuffed, white fabric. They'll be a group of body bags.
The idea of painting portraits of illusionary people makes me smile. Traditionally, portraits are regarded as mirrors of the soul, capturing the essence of a person rather than her looks. What happens when the person does not even exist?
Time to go home and take Marcel the cat to the graveyard.