My Research into Self-Portrait Sculpture has taken me on a journey of discovery through the mirror and the lens, with an obsessional self-scrutiny that I have not experienced before. Although attempting to view ones portrait from every angle imaginable I will never actually view the self as others do, I only ever see the other me. So self-portrait sculpture is really only about how I see me and not about how others see me, it is a personal exploration.
This body of work examines how eyes, composition and colour can affect the subject's projection and viewer's perception.
The portraits explore the inner being in an attempt to translate emotions as physical objects questioning what it is to be human.
Time has been an important element in representing emotional experiences of myself and had led to new ideas of kinetic portraiture, video and sound.
The final show will be at the Minories, Colchester end of July, details to come.
Another bit of exciting news is I have just been awarded a two week internship at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds to assist the curator with research into Self-Portrait Sculpture, can't wait.