As noted elsewhere in this blog I acknowledge that self-portraits both reveal and conceal their subjects.
I’m also interested in the vertiginous shock of recognition I experience through these drawings. Recognition not of myself in the present moment, but of myself in the future and the past. Myself in and through suddenly vivid familial resemblances. I see other faces within my own—faces both familiar and strange, comforting and frightening.
Work in progress, graphite on vellum