Friday, February 1, 2008

Who Am I?

A face provides us much information about a person. Sometimes we're wrong about what we think it means and sometimes we are right. This sculpture is by Portland artist, Michael de Forest, who is also a faculty member at Oregon College of Arts and Craft. His spirit and sense of color come through in all of his work, whether woodworking sculptures, paintings, or functional art furniture. His use of icons and symbolism, the relationship of the parts of his creations, the milkpaint application, can give us inspiration and clues to a story. What is blue on the side of his face? How does that affect what we feel when we look at him? Who and what do you see or sense when you look at this face?
Write a story or a poem based on this sculpture.