Many of you know that I have struggled with atypical facial neuralgia (facial nerve pain) over the past two years. Since it's been a big part of my life it has found its way into my artwork and I've starting working on a number of portrait paintings.
The bronze brown background represents the dull edge that this illness brought to my life for it affects every part of it, the red part of the face symbolizes pain and the distortion is a reflection of how my face often feels even though it appears normal. The texture signifies normal everyday bumps in the road while the gold side of the face characterizes what others see.
8"x10"x1.5" Mixed Media Art Painting