Earlier this year I was involved in a group show. As part of the show, we were asked to create a 12″ x 12″ image around the theme: Set Free.
This became a traumatizing assignment for me because I had been feeling very trapped, stuck, immobile and longing to set myself free for the last few years… It was, and still is to some degree, difficult for me to wrap my head around what freedom would look or feel like! So, I decided to do a self-portrait that captured my anxiety instead, and my need to be set free. I may allow myself the freedom to play around a bit more with the images floating over my head. The shapes represent the logistics and puzzles that I need to sort out…
Here’s a drawing that I did last week. Just a wee sketch in pencil on paper, to which I added a bit of a digital vignette… It’s a portrait of my friend and fellow artist, Sean Fleming. Sean is a contemporary fine artist in Dundee, Scotland. His work is mainly figurative, expressed both as paintings and drawings. Check out his art page on Facebook or his website.
Here’s a little peek at his work – (images are cropped):
Sean Fleming Visual Artist – Click the image to explore his work…
A portrait of my daughter, who was so upset that we had to wash her face before bed…
By the way, The Brig Studio Artists, who I am a part of, have a show going on now in the North Seattle Community College Library. If you happen to be on campus, come check us out! My pieces will be there until the end of February. I’m scheduled to take over both rooms of the Wedgwood Ale House for the month of March. I’m going to display as much as possible – I can’t wait!
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I belong to a group on Facebook where artists share their work. Also, the group assigns different projects every fortnight for members to take part in. The current project is to do a portrait of another group member. This is Sean from the internet. 🙂 He has crazy hair. We have never met.