This is a self portrait. It is based on a 1972 ID photo from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan where I majored in painting. I have been painting and creating art ever since. I have included the hand sign of the Priestly Blessing or Birkat Kohanim in Hebrew on my forehead. The Priestly Blessing is found in the Bible Numbers 6:23-27. For me it signifies how blessed I am, how blessed we all are to be human beings here on earth. The painting is framed with the words: "Painting as Personal as Poetry as Peace as Political as Portrait as Prayer". These words give greater insight into this particular self portrait as well as describing my approach to the creative process.
Acrylic on wood
110cm x 80cm