Fingering The Edge
"Self-portraiture is a singular in-turned art. Something eerie lurks in its fingering of the edge between seer and seen."
"Self-portraiture is something one should never get involved in, since it is wrong to lie even though one endeavours to tell the truth."
"...between what's flesh and what's fantasy"
Jungleland, Bruce Springsteen
You got what you wanted
The public image belongs to me
It's my entrance
My own creation
My grand finale
Public Image, John Lydon
"An act of naming should quite rightly enable me to call anything a self-portrait, not only any drawing, 'portrait' or not, but everything that happens to me, that I can affect, or that affects me."
“I envy - though I'm not sure if envy is the right word - those people about whom one could write a biography, or who could write their autobiography. Through these deliberately unconnected impressions I am the indifferent narrator of my autobiography without events, of my history without a life. These are my Confessions and if I say nothing in them it's because I have nothing to say.”
The Book Of Disquiet, Fernando Pessoa
"I'm looking for the face I had
Before the world was made."