Self-Portrait: Diamonte Soul
I should be sleeping. lol However, I felt the need to create and push myself to stay inspired.
I love how Paul Gauguin had constantly reinvented himself through his self-portraits. Don’t get me wrong, I love the man’s work. In honesty, his rather unfavorable life overshadowed his body of work over the years. However, I remember how each of his portraits were completely different than the next. Perhaps the complexities of his madness had taken over his creative vision. Whatever the case was, his series of self-portraits left an indelible imprint in my art world brain.
Diamonte Soul was an experiment of taking shapes, colors, and texture and bring them together harmoniously…to bring out a soul into how I felt at the moment. Vibrant. Unique. Tranquil. I’m at the point of not doing “perfectly pretty pictures” anymore. You know…connection to the lens, expression, and making sure that my hair (or lack of it since it’s less than a centimeter short) is spot-on.
So here is my Gauguin-inspired, minus the madness, self-portrait. What do you think?