oil on canvas – self portrait
When i took pictures of my self to use as a painting for this, i was only facsinated by the candle flame, the reflection and the contrasting tones of light and dark, and how beautiful the flame looked to me. Looking back at it now, i realise that the flame was also inside me, as thought, emotion or consciousness. It reminds me of lyrics of a song by Elliot Smith – ‘Im a Roman Candle. My head is full of flames’ and ‘..because your candle burns too bright, i almost forgot it was twilight’.