The Intruder


Nr Honiton, United Kingdom

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Artist's Description

For a challenge Andy set me. Self-portrait. The mask is makeup.
Canon 450D, edited on PS CS3
Massive experiment with lighting techniques, post-editing techniques.. etc. Believe it or not.

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A collaboration with the incredible erika15, this is her poem Puzzle, and it’s amazing. SO GO COMMENT.

many faces
many masks
throughout the day I wear
all fragments and pieces of me
like puzzle pieces
always moving around- a Rubik’s Cube
and I feel like a carnival in Venice
Mardi Gras in New Orleans
a Cirque du Soleil
a costume party on all Hallow’s Eve
a master of disguise
as I arrange and rearrange
to try to connect and make a whole

but my puzzle is never completed
throughout the day
I just keep moving different pieces around
wearing different faces
like the moon’s phases
I always am

then I sit
and retreat
to my inner place
where I gather my pieces
like flowers plucked from a meadow
and slowly one by one
they all move into place
the paint of runs off my skin
I shed the mask of the day-
the wild circus of the day
and my puzzle is complete
I am me
dreaming, thinking, creating

and I find that only one knows all of me
very few know me well
but it seems that with you
I always exposed half of me
the other half -I hid away

and I still do
my secret side
you wouldn’t understand
my words would be lost
in translation like Egyptian hieroglyphs
or a Morse Code
as I try to explain myself to you
and you would see me in a different light
so I’d rather keep things this way
where you only know the simple side
and my complex world
remains buried inside

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