I Am My World
The process of individuation that generates personality in the early years of childhood and the engagement with identity in the process of art making are closely related. Both depend heavily upon the quantification of the Ego. Ever since Descartes stated, “I think, therefore I am,” all manner of thinking individuals have been focusing as much upon the ‘I am’ part of the equation. After all, we live in a society predicated by the primacy of sole agency, by the freedom of the individual to affect his or her own fate. Even artists, who profess to exist outside of mainstream circles in socialized society, spend vast amounts of time defining who they are, so that eventually, their personality becomes the focus of creative endeavor. I am interested in exploring the specific depiction of the exterior self, either visage, body, or interior persona materially manifested, to create an accrual of images and myths of the self.