Sunday, 19 September 2010
Sometimes art heals in weird and wonderful ways.
After I lost my darling bird Gobi, it was suggested that I turn
to art or writing - about her - to "sublimate" my grief. But I couldn't.
I'm not ready to face my loss so directly, just yet. So I picked up
a book of movie star photos, and decided to try my hand at
copying that classic Audrey Hepburn picture, the one with
the loooong cigarette holder.
Somehow, I ended up with what you see here. Fortunately
for Ms Hepburn, it looks nothing like her.
I'm not healed. Grief takes its own time. But I can't help smiling
when I look at this ridiculous portrait, and for now, that'll do.