"The past is not simply the past, but a prism through which the subject filters his own changing self-image." Doris Kearns Goodwin
Each day as I sketch, I note different things. Today I was struck by the fact that many cubist drawings look sad, somewhat apelike, and clownish. Perhaps this is what drew Picasso to the harlequin figure? Today I drew on my past, literally, starting with a photo of myself when I was five. I remind myself that the purpose of these exercise is not to create a likeness, but to simply interact with the process. I'm not sure what I think of the result. The countenance looks older and less willing to engage perhaps, but the tension around the eyes remains consistent.
Cheryl Hicks is a writer and an artist. She is happiest when she can combine the two pursuits.