I started this project by trying to build a semi-realistic representation of my facial structure. But, after some experimentation I decided that a simple representation would serve the same purpose without the mess of ellipses and triangles. The square with eyes and a mouth portrays the “idea” of a face while also providing a straightforward foundation I could build on.
Next, I tried to add character with hair and a beard. I may not be able to grow decent facial hair, but through the power of artistic license my portrait can.
A regular portrait captures a person or persons in one instant, and preserves that image unchanged by time. My portrait falls behind in terms of accuracy, but is possess an advantage in its ability to change. Instead of portraying an instant, my portrait displays me for the next forty years or so (provided I don’t shave or cut my hair).
In essence, my self-portrait is an attempt to combine the ideas of both my face and time into one dynamic image.