This is one of my entries for Artfinder's "Muted Collection Competition" answering the question: What does "muted" means to me?
- That desire to do some things so strongly- yet there are "rules" to follow...and great expectations to consider.
This piece is a part of my Vanity project which shows and/or includes my hand/s as my rendition of a self portrait because I choose to show who I really am through every lines of my hands.
"If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people." - Thich Nhat Hanh (quote)
- Faces shows "what we choose to look like" to control of what others thinks of us - our REPUTATION
- Hands shows "who we are" - our CHARACTER
Our hands is our true identity.
Bear in mind that Reputation and Character are two very different things.
Reputation is that which people are believed to be; character is that which people are!
*** This will be delivered rolled in a "G-Type tube". I've been using this "high-quality" tube for years to pack and protect my artworks during transportation. So far, since I've sold original artworks internationally (United States, United Kingdom and Australia) I've never encountered a problem using this form of packaging. ***
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charcoal on 200 gsm rough paper