3D, mixed media portrait*, M.Z. work in progress
"gesso covered cardboard silhouette standee without colors applied as yet.
These paintings are part of my new series of tableaus set in "living rooms". a term used to describe artists studios where artists actually "lived" unlike those of to-day where artists just go to paint.
"what is the point of painting me like I want to see myself?
or better yet,
why paint me as you wish I was?
what is a portrait anyway?
and whom or what does it serve?
do you want to paint me as my wife wishes to see me?
than better take out your polaroid and snap me
for I shall be snappy, grin and look happy
or if you are a real friend paint me as you know
how I am,
all tied up, tired of living and all that dying
tired of writing what no one reads and tired of praying
to what no one listens,
if you have any balls, than paint me
but not with brushes,
paint me as I am
translated best I could from a letter written to a friend in Spanish.
This painfully painted portrait when completed will be part of my "living room" series