Today I revisited techniques I used when I first started creating Body Art images, before I even realised it had become Self Portraiture. Although adapted and improved (hopefully) by what I’ve learnt in the past 2 years, it was refreshing to try this style again.
I imagine this will not be a particularly popular image. It isn’t aesthetically pleasing, I don’t look beautiful. Maybe it was about time to portray my mind properly. I’m sure this is obvious but just in case it isn’t, this is real.
I think I look a bit like a soldier with that headpiece. Certainly challenging to try fight the part of my brain that tells me to make it look pretty – it looked quite cute as an eye mask. But I pushed on determined to cover all, even my ears! I have lots of blisters that are slowly healing from creating all these pencil sharpenings! It took many, many hours and there are sharpenings in nearly every room of the house now. Sorry mum :]
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I’ve been putting together a Facebook page for my work. It shall be live here: annajordanart
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In more interesting news, next month, as part of the Olympic Torch celebrations in Stoke Park, a few of my images are going to be shown as part of a collective. Rather exciting :]