Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Dreamer (Self Portrait)

5 x 7 inches, watercolor, 2008



This is my entry for the "Nude In Art" show. It's a self portrait of me lying naked on a bed, asleep. I wasn't really asleep though - I took the photos myself with my camera, holding it above me. I then joined the images together to make the drawing. I wanted to do something personal - when we are asleep we are often naked and vulnerable. I also though it would be a good process to paint myself naked and to display it. Often nudes are about presenting a beautiful body to be admired but with this I just wanted to say "here I am".


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2 comments:

Erika Nelson said...

"It's a self portrait of me lying naked on a bed, asleep. I wasn't really asleep though - I took the photos myself "
HAHAHAHA well Mark I enjoy both the artwork and the text!!!! This is brave of you to show your topless self to the whole world, THE WHOLE WORLD, did you hear me? THE WHOLE WORLD maybe even THE WHOLE UNIVERSE! Good luck on the show, I hope to participate too.

Theresa Bayer said...

Looks like a winner! Nice composition!