I am working on new self-portraits
At first I had a hard time deciding how much to edit the photos:
Is it still art if I want to make the photos more seamless?
Am I, someone who loves to keep flaws visible in their work, a hypocrite?
Is it just an enhanced level of beauty that inspires me?
Does that mean that my flaws aren't beautiful?
Or, as a stone sculptor, is it just that I love polishing the stone,
knowing how it feels under my fingers
smooth and sensuous
I see these self-portraits as sculptures,
smoothed to a sinuous sensuosity
a sensation of connection
an encouragement, an enticement
to engage in
flaws become irrelevant when emotion is paramount
Now the question becomes:
Am I brave enough to post them?
to come face to face (when clothed)
with self as sculpture in a museum,
(three dimensional proof)
seems less of a risk
than when faced with a two dimensional