What Can/Do I See

Experimental self portrait back in 2013

('u.s.a.', 'new york')

2013

digital convert

drawing

illustrator

physical creation

self portrait

stippling

I have been wearing glasses since middle school. After wearing it for too long, I sometime doubt whether if the glasses are even necessary. Maybe blur is the best filter to my world? Back in college, I tried this idea in the form of these two paintings. I did the first one without glasses and the second one with glasses.

I have received comments like "this is not you". True, my drawing changed a lot and I have changed a lot, but these two paintings remain dear to me, maybe because they are what I actually look like in my mind.

Me? Not ME?

What can I see (without glasses)

What do I see (with glasses)

I also did some digital alternations to these pictures:

Let's see