Tuesday, November 10, 2009
My life on a dresser
I'm taking an online class for which this week's assignment is a self portrait, and I was going to think about this project for a bit before doing anything with it, but as I was getting ready to go to bed last night I just started shooting into the mirror. When I looked at the images I was surprised to discover that the top of my dresser currently holds a flashback of my life: a photo of my father, one of me with my mother, another with a former boyfriend, a crucifix, items of my mother's, jewelry my father made, jewelry I made, jewelry of my mother's, wedding bands, broken bits of jewelry I keep saying I am going to repair, essential oils, a bracelet made by Alisa Burke, and on the wall a painting by another former boyfriend. The only things missing are photos of my dogs. It was a strange realization.