Wednesday, July 19, 2006

This is me: 3 of 4


Ok, I'm really tardy and the self-portrait marathon ended over ten days ago, but I've started so I'll finish. Actual body parts in this picture ... well, as far as a picture can contain anything 'actual'.

A few days ago I accidentally produced a piece of modern art so breathtaking that I can't remember what it was. What I do remember is saying to my housemate "I could win the Turner Prize with this ... all I need is a post modern title". So, should I ever find said ball-of-gaffa-tape / potato-peeling / part-melted-yoghurt-pot (ah yes, that was it) that's what I'll call it: I could win the Turner Prize with this ... all I need is a post modern title.

I have been calling my portraits sp.jpg, sp2.jpg and now sp3.jpg. I am very much a sayWhatYouSee.jpg type person normally. My file-naming discipline is long established and usually uncompromising. And yet, with images of me, I am abbreviating to the point of bare identification ... encoding myself.

4 Comments:

Blogger Brenda said...

O, Stray... you can do self portraits, as many and for as long as you like, whether you're coding yourself or not! Stray's stray arm out the window of the car in a side mirror. Body Part Art. How's that for a swingy title!

20 July, 2006 00:14  
Blogger Stray said...

I like it! Body Part Art ... is it a formal school yet or do we need to get it recognised ;)

20 July, 2006 08:55  
Blogger Daisy-Winifred said...

mmm sum of the parts and all that? The whole is however bigger than all the parts put togther so maybe encoding is really the only way to be able to grasp the enormity of your self ready for the decoding. Body Part Art....all created by the heart:0)

Nice car by the glimpse we get too:0)

20 July, 2006 10:04  
Blogger g said...

or if you ever make another of the said ball-of-gaffa-tape / potato-peeling / part-melted-yoghurt-pot type creations again, take some time to see what happens when you turn your camera loose on it.

26 July, 2006 00:37  

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