Selfie a Day 2015-16
Essentially a drawing exercise extended across a year my guidelines were to give myself up to one hour a day to produce an image of myself. Using the same size card (mostly) to draw on (17.5 x 11.5 cm) and having no limitations on media….pens, pencils, ink, acrylic, collage, printmaking, stencils etc.
I sit before a mirror and look….and see what happens. Some days I only have 20 minutes to draw…..other days I could draw for hours but when the timer goes off, that’s it!! One hour can seem like an eternity or no time at all!! The images that come are a little like me in places….but they are totally me in reality as this is what I have done. There are no cover-ups…..the bad days are there in full glory. Sometimes I cannot look at myself outwardly but instead travel inwards to the image that I feel I am on that day, in that moment. Occasionally I just doodle my ‘Selfie’….or I write my ‘Selfie’…..my face is always there somewhere.
This is a sketchbook not just of my face, it’s a tiny insight into my life with Crohn’s disease and the limitations that present with the ever moving tide of chronic illness. It’s a way of maintaining the discipline of drawing and recording time whilst I tackle a Monster that likes to intrude on my daily life!!
This body of work will be exhibited alongside accompanying work in 2016.
Details to be confirmed.