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Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Self-portrait as a child
Water color and pastel
18" x 24"
I did this fourteen or fifteen years ago, from a black and white photograph. One of my very first efforts with water color painting....actually with painting! Although I think it is interesting, the ambiguity of it is something I sometimes find unsettling. I think the boy looks much older than the five or so year old I was at the time the photo was taken. When I made the picture I was frequently called to consider my childhood.