I have dabbled in self-portraiture in the past, but this time I decided to go a whole other way about it.

I have never been a fan of posting selfies like everybody else seems to have become addicted to. The only reason why I ever took selfies (which I, not to brag, did waaaay before it was cool) is because I hate it when other people photograph me. So, necessarily, I have had to take matters into my own – quite capable – hands.

The past self-portraits I have made have been pastel drawings or paintings. This time I decided to use photographs. Photographs that show me exposed (as in, melting into the background because the exposure has been cranked up), or dabbed with paint after a heated stint of work on a – you guessed it – painting.

These pictures show me as I feel that I am. Melting away into the background. Covered with a mask of art. A reticent onlooker among actors. An all-seeing eye peering out from behind myself.

Published By: K-M Skalkenæs

K-M Skalkenæs is a Danish poet, writer and pictorial artist who primarily writes in English. Apart from publishing her own poetry, she also translated poetry from as well the Scandinavian languages as German into English.

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