The beginning of deliberate documentation
This project was the first time I spent time planning out self portraits in a way that was symbolic and expressive. What if? It always...
I have always been inspired by Frida Kahlo and her self portraits. In 8th grade I drew my first symbolic self portrait. I left out details like my eyes and lips, but I emphasized my blemishes (or things I used to think were blemishes) It was relieving to finish and see that self portrait. I always found relief in self portraits, I would dabble in drawing, painting and photographing myself, mostly in times where I felt most lost.
In JAN 2020 I decided to start pursing my self portraits in a more deliberate way. I wanted to not only document my feelings, but translating them into visual imagery helps me process things that are troubling me. What I didn't expect was the amount of support that came with these images. I found that my visuals were not only my own voice but I was saying things that other people want to express also.