Today I am showcasing the macabre! ” Abstract Self-Portrait of Artist with Fibromyalgia”. It is the most fun I had with paint in a while. Whilst working on a detailed piece constrained by pain, I stopped and asked myself “Why do I paint?” My answer was that I enjoyed it….and that’s when the fun began.
I stuck my head into a basin of blue paint, my partner wrapped paper around my face which I then transferred onto board. I threw some paint at it and worked the image some.
The effect, I believe is amazing – it actually glows in the dark! The red lines slashed across my face represent the boundaries my illness confines me too, like being behind bars.
I carved an oval mirror into a slate and cut a piece above the mirror and inserted the painting. Now when I look at the painting, then the mirror and back again, I gain strength from it. Fibromyalgia will not dictate my quality of life. I am far too stubborn.
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