Rainbow Self Portrait
This rainbow inspired self portrait combines photographs taken of me with drawings I made. Some of these photographs were taken by me and others taken by other people. They show moments of joy, humor and thoughtfulness and express my love of costumes, being goofy and dressing up. Most importantly the photographs represent how I want to be perceived both by myself and the outside world. In contrast the drawing I made of myself shows an unapologetic version of how I interpret myself. It does not have an agenda and is not about putting on a face or showcasing one element of myself but simply expressing my essence and how I happen to look.
The black and white photograph I took and used for the background makes the vivid rainbow colors pop. Below all the photographs of me is an abstract ribbonlike drawing I made to match the rainbow colors of the photographs. Using a rainbow color scheme allows me to express a range of moods, personalities and aspects about myself and also makes this piece more dynamic.