The Chrysalis + Instinct Amulet Art Project: Self-Portrait is a based on the premise that our IDENTITY serves as our best protection: It helps us to stay in the LIGHT: A true WARRIOR advances toward POSITIVE results and DEFENDS the GOOD in his/her LIFE.
The Self-Portrait Art is based on three guiding goals: Self-Realization * Self-Value * Self-Respect * With an end goal: Self-Worth* Thirteen grade 9 students signed up and attended after school, in a classroom with lots of natural light, offered by the Principal. I brought the art supplies: the young artists created the ART. Truly EDUCATIONAL for everyone involved, in this Community Service based project.
Each Self-Portrait work BEGINS the: A Brilliant Star We Are *Self-Portrait* Art Gallery©.
Be Free. Live Truth.
New Moon ~ September 2017
Behind The Eyes
Brilliant Star 5: Some say the eyes are the windows to the soul. Most people know what it feels like when you want to die, but no one talks about it in detail. Yes, it’s a sensitive subject but people need to be aware. In my self-portrait, the colours are subdued: that’s because when you get clinically depressed the world just loses its colour.
The eyes show that she is blind; people are blind to see how somebody feels on the inside. The noose around her neck will obviously raise concern to the viewer. It shows that I don’t feel like being alive. The emotional sinking of depression is suggested without having to step off a chair for it to tighten.
I liked doing this project quite a lot. I’ve never done a self-portrait before, so it was fun to try. Throughout this process I was feeling extremely down, like I do most days. So I showed how I feel on the inside.
All good things possible always…