Apr 11, 2006

Self Portrait Tuesday 4/11

OK, Self Portrait Tuesday post number 2! Seems like I might be able to keep up with this! I took this photo for my passport in 2001. When writing my declaration, or whatever it is you have to write on the back, I messed up and ripped up the image. When I went to throw it out, I thought, as a mixed media artist, better to keep it and glue it to something (did I mention this was 2001?) I have moved these scraps of paper through 5 homes in 3 cities. They are still not glued down, still not in the garbage either! At least now they have been used for something. I think I will cleanse myself of them while the sting of schlepping is still fresh in my mind! Fool indeed!

I like the nostalgic feeling I get participating in each weeks SPT. My first semester in art school I was in a class called Visual Literacy. Every week we would have an assignment to Graphically represent ideas and images, etc. It was a real challenge to be original, and not always go for the obvious solution, to really push myself. Hey, I was barely 21, alone in NYC for the first time. I had bigger fish to fry! Now, I see the value in the lessons, and look forward to the weekly challenge of SPT. And the best part is that no one is grading me ;)

2 comments:

karen said...

I like the way you've made use of your old 'wronged' id portrait. Collaged at last. Isn't Self Portrait Tuesday a great motivation for weekly art?
Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting on my biking-in-the-garage!!

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

Michelle I like how youtorn this and having it going up and up!
Self Portrait...i couldn't do it...I really do not like pictures of myself. But how I like to take them of others!