May 8, 2008
My Self Portrait
For my 2D Design class, I had to make a Self-Portrait collage, using 3 tactile textures (things you can touch) and 3 visual textures. I hate collages, but this one turned out as well as possible for my lack of talent in collage. For tactile, I used orange peels of an orange I ate (a good thing for a self portrait. After all, you are what you eat), a pen, as I love to draw and write, and a broken cd because I love music and art. I etched over the surface it homage to David Smith's Cubi series. The visual textures comes from a copy of a doodle I did on my mission (I think it was mission, it was sometime in the last 5 years or so) I also included some poetry of mine, and a flame-like profile of myself. The profile is echoed in the line in the middle, even in the contours of the sandwich, again, you are what you eat. There's a block of yellow at the top and a triangle of yellow at the bottom, as my personality "color" is yellow, (red is my favorite, hence the flame), and completing the picture we have a wave of blue, as I have blue eyes (like the swirl for my eye?), and I love to swim and the ocean, and some video games in the bottom right corner. So, what do you think? Does it look like me?