These last weeks I've been digging into self-portraits. I'm old enough to see a pattern here. There have been several changes and shifts in my life recently: becoming a grandmother for the first time, friends moving, another friend caring for her dying mother and other shifts in my little universe. I find myself turning inward and making sure that I'm okay in this ever changing world. Of course, I'm changing too and like Oscar Wilde who said, "I always travel with my notebook so I'll have something sensational to read", exploring the self through art is interesting, though probably not sensational.
|I began this collage on a painted canvas using photos and clippings that related to me. It simmered this way for a couple of months.|