A: Noam Galai, a professional photographer, who took this self-portrait and innocently posted it to Flickr—then forgot about it. Unbeknownst to Galai, his screaming portrait literally became the face of many revolutionary movements and experimental art projects around the world. That’s art in the age of appropriation—when one doesn’t even own their own face.
24” x 48”, water-based stains & acrylic paint on solid carved pine
This has progressed a good bit differently than I initially expected. I gave up on several attempts that simply were not working in terms of material or technique, and had to put the entire project down while I re-thought where I was taking it. I’m pleased with how this one’s feeling, capturing the feeling and mood of a lost self.