Seeking self in art

I am interested in the presence of the artist, the view imposed by the artist, and so have begun a series of shadow and reflection self -portraits exploring the implied and visible presence of the artist within the art. Here I am reflected in my favourite painting of Emily Carr — Above the Trees. I am very inspired by Emily Carr and her determined belief in herself and her vision.¬†She believed in herself and in her vision against tremendous odds as a woman artist in her times. I too, am seeking myself in art

I want to be like Emily Carr
Build a kiln right in my yard
Learn to see so very far
Into the blue
Above the Trees,
Feel the beauty.

Emily Carr captured so beautifully the sublime in nature.

seeking self in art -- Mary McDonald silhouette reflection in Emily Carr's Above the Trees painting
seeking myself above the trees
marymcdonald.ca

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