What do you look like?

Two months after Radiation

Self Portrait with Orange, last year

Three months after radiation

Two weeks before surgery

One month before Surgery

The beginning of the year

A year ago

Hey, vanity is stepping in around here. What do you look like? How do others see you? When they say you look great in a picture. do you? Do you even think about it?  What is your perception of yourself? Recently, I’ve seen a lot of pictures of me that should all be deleted. Has the surgery changed my face? Will it take time to go back? Or will it go back? Or does the animation of real life make up an image of someone? How long does it take  to repair what stress has done to your body?  Does the camera take an accurate image of a person? Is a painting a better representation of a person?  What about your imagination? Is that a better representation of yourself or your friend?  Who am I?  Who are you?  What do you look like?

6 thoughts on “What do you look like?

  1. Whenever I see a picture of myself, it jars me. Like hearing one’s voice from outside, things are just completely different out there. In here, I am my dreams, thoughts, ideas, and deeds. Out there, it all condenses on my face in a way that isn’t completely right– like a cake that rises too high or an amusement park caricature. Maybe I’d like a painting better. Especially if it was abstract. Love this post.

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    • Exactly. I don’t mean to be fishing I’m just trying to figure it out. I have a very different perception of myself. Before the cancer deal I had an uncontrollable urge to draw my self portrait. I now think I did have the cancer and subconsciously I needed to put down who I was, who I had been, up until that point. I did many sketches trying my best to draw my face. They all look different. My friends say that’s not you. I can do a how I feel abstract drawing of me. That’s easy. Thanks for comenting. I have not been good at reading your lately. Now I get the pleasure of going a reading the ones I’ve missed! If you go to Art Murmur on Friday stop by Oakololis. I’m in a show there.

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    • Exactly. I don’t mean to be fishing I’m just trying to figure it out. I have a very different perception of myself. Before the cancer deal I had an uncontrollable urge to draw my self portrait. I now think I did have the cancer and subconsciously I needed to put down who I was, who I had been, up until that point. I did many sketches trying my best to draw my face. They all look different. My friends say that’s not you. I can do a how I feel abstract drawing of me. That’s easy. Thanks for comenting. I have not been good at reading your lately. Now I get the pleasure of going a reading the ones I’ve missed! If you go to Art Murmur on Friday stop by Oakololis. I’m in a show there.

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