“Buried by Glass”
- Oils and glass on canvas self portrait
- 100 cm x 80 cm
This painting definitely took on a life of its own. I painted furiously, laying on thick slashes of red, magenta, black and white paint, angry palette knife application with an urgency that shook me. The left hand side was the easel on which I thought to paint my self portrait, my face. This changed, was barely even a thought and instead of my face I was painting the blood, rage, pain all of it poured, gushing out. The right side is my scarred face looking out at me through shards of glass running down the tears of my grief. There are deep cuts slashed into the canvas, cuts emulating the glass cutting my flesh as my head smashed through the window.