Monday, October 4, 2010

Joy 9/82: Reflections

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.