This weekend as I was traveling from art studio to art studio, I came across a bank of solar panels. The sun lit up patches of blue frost that were truly beautiful. I had never seen solar panels up close so I decided to capture the beauty but the angle of the sun made it impossible to take just the panel without getting my shadow in it. I kept trying and finally just decided to make it a self-portrait.
Later I thought ... what a metaphor. Any time we do an act of creation, it is a self-portrait. It's impossible to not put our "self" into what we create. Things like this just make me laugh.