ARTIST: Marianne Perkins
MEDIUM|DIMENSIONS|DATE: acrylic on board | 20×16 | 2018
Every once in awhile I look in the mirror and determine that it’s “Time to paint a self-portrait, kiddo.” I did my first selfie in high school…I drew myself as Medusa because the snaky hair thing intrigued me. At some point I did a drawing of me pregnant, and another painting of me as a Madonna…little escaped my pencil or paintbrush when I had the urge to Paint Me.. Most of these selfies no longer exist, and for good reason…some discarded because I was moving (and I moved a lot!) but most because they were embarrassingly bad drawings/paintings/ prints. I wish now that I’d saved a few more of them because they are both more interesting to look at, and a better reminder of where I was at in my life, than old photos.