Friday, April 30, 2010

Self-Portrait Friday...

One of my favorite characters from J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan, albeit a minor one, was Peter Pan's shadow. I was struck by the sense of duality, of darkness and light portrayed by a flimsy thing that came unstuck and had to be reattached by needle and thread. Light and laughter was balanced with shadow and shade.

I remember being at a trade show and having someone come up to me and say that they read my blog. I said something like, "I hope it was a good day." The truth is that I live a life of ups and downs, just like everyone else. I have problems just like everyone else. Some days are better than others. It's true that I use my blog as a tool to try and stay positive, but my shadow will always be there. This self-portrait, framed by early morning pre-dawn light, is of my shadow – another part of me.

8 comments:

Sheila said...

This is cool. I like the colors and the softness of the image.

Jean said...

this is very beautiful

Sabine said...

great photo!

Ann

kate mckinnon said...

LOVE this.

nina said...

absolutely beautiful, andrew. thank you for being so open, so honest. and thank you for continuing to be a part of self portrait friday, as well. this means a lot to me.....xxxxx

Anonymous said...

Very nice!

Jeannie said...

Provacative! I would love to sit with you for a whole week and pick your brain. Get inside and understand the artist within. I may show up on your deck someday sitting in Lotus pose.

Rebecca said...

This is so beautiful Andrew, I love the line your Silhouette creates, this picture has a wonderful atmosphere about it.

Rebecca