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Self Portrait of a Soul by Gregory-Fricker Self Portrait of a Soul by Gregory-Fricker
Traditional

Acrylic on board

30x30 inches

surrealist self portrait of sorts

The basis of the idea was the creation of a living creature born of manifest aspects of my own personality.

Pride, hope, shame etc...

My face is only worn as a mask to emphasize that a body is simply a vessel, not the true person.

I chose to represent life experience as glowing mathematical equations in the air because the relative measurements we assign personal experience are what separate the individual from the whole and result in a unique entity.

All the anatomical features used in the painting are my own.
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mokegowa Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Student General Artist
Brilliant. Sunk in nicely. Good Job.
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momentoannette Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
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Featured :)
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Gregory-Fricker Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow thanks Momentoannette that was a pleasant suprise!
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momentoannette Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Making people smile one mouth at a time.
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DTKinetic Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is as bizarre but as visually appealing as it gets...it's a real challenge trying to interpret, and for that it deserves a lot of credit :thumbsup:
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Gregory-Fricker Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
This comment means a great deal to me DTKinetic. It'll certainly be one I pull out when I'm frustrated and questioning my art.

Thank you
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DTKinetic Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :nod: Really glad I could help.
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songwhiteshadow Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
Beautiful work. I love your use of equations and your explanation of them.
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Gregory-Fricker Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm honored you enjoyed the picture Song
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