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Size: 18” x 24” x .75”
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Description: I don't like to have my picture taken. I'm definitely not the selfie type. And it's not because I have some inflated sense of pretentious modesty. It's mostly the result of social anxieties and a bunch of weight gain following my divorce in 2009. Then I hurt my hip playing hurling in San Diego a year later. I stopped exercising, because I couldn't, and started eating a lot of burritos and soda, because I could. And I gained A LOT of weight in the following years. And anyway, I have body image issues.
Last June, I was diagnosed with a bunch of health issues that I'd been dealing with for years -
Anyway, I've started to shed some of the body image issues that have kept me in the shadows, so I decided to paint a self portrait in the same style as my 'Doctor's of the Universe' series. I chose green and orange as the dominant colors because of my obsession with Ireland. And I put a Tardis in the corner for me to smile happily at, because...duh. When I exercise, I listen to Doctor Who audio dramas by Big Finish or Doctor Who audio books from Audible. This is the first time in my life where exercise is the highlight of my day. I look forward to it. It's no longer a chore that needs to be completed to restore healthy and vanity.
And I have to admit, doing a self portrait is strange. Spending hours and hours staring at my face, intensely focusing on every detail, shaping the colors and contrasts into my 'self'...it's an interesting and, I think, valuable exercise in introspective meditation, though I'm not sure what to do with it now. I don't think I want myself hanging on my walls, should ever I have anyone visit my apartment.ever part with it, I shall require a king’s ransom.