Saturday, April 30, 2005
I do notice, however, that this painting uses a common theme or yours (though one that we haven't seen much yet in the blog obviously) of hiding one's true identity behind a false veneer. Instead of a mask of a false self, though, the subjects in this painting essentially show no self (true or false) at all -- a refusal to interact, even falsely. And yet, pieces of the true, naked self are still revealed (though perhaps not essential parts?), as if by accident. Can they even see what's been revealed, with their faces covered?