This self-portrait is a composition consisting of difficult moments which make up a happier whole. Many of the symbols used here are very personal.
The image of a jester comes in part from a character I performed in a school play back when I was about 12. I loved theatre and drama as a child. While I didn’t relate too much to the actual character himself, I did identify with other things we associate with jesters: bright colours, foolishness, servitude (to some royal whimsy), fun, music, self-deprecation, dancing, etc.
Being introverted means that certain social acts are more special. Something like putting your art out there feels somewhat dissonant.
Art is sometimes my way of letting you take a little piece of me with you. Most of the time that’s not how I work.
I hope I show enough gratitude, and that it shows.
All people celebrate time passing by in different intervals.
I suppose it is natural that we celebrate humanity’s survival. After all, that is our collective purpose.
Happy Blessed New Year 2018!
I really should turn on all the lights to scan in my drawings through my phone, but sometimes I don’t. I often enjoy what gets scanned even if the results are “incorrect.” I like all kinds of things that are wrong, including incorrect perspective.