Just The Two Of Us
22″ x 17″ x 8″
Photographs, bottle-caps, reflective semi-spheres
Just the Two of Us
This piece is a self portrait of the Artist in different moods, showing a variety of expressions, reflected by photographs of his face which appear and disappear on the surface of the eight hemi-spheres.These images are elusive; imperceptible at times.
Symbolically, they alternate between masking of feelings and fleeting revelations;
our attempts to hide our strengths and our weaknesses … as we perceive them.
However, self portraits usually capture only the evident dominant facial expression, at the time it is being painted. In this piece though, the Artist seeks to reveal various expressions of himself. The deliberate intent was to simply illustrate more rounded and realistic impressions of the self; his characteristics; his idiosyncrasies.
A chance remark from a friend who saw her own image in the hemi-spheres and the name was born, “Just the Two of Us”… and how appropriate!
Isn’t one’s image of oneself coloured by the view of another?
Isn’t it in someone else that we are fulfilled, become complete?
We complement each other, even in contradiction!
And are not thoughts of each other communicated in the meeting of eyes,
“the windows of the soul”?