Hands up, three-eyed April-fool!


I made this self-portrait via an old, blurry and stained mirror hanging on the wall. And what do I see in the mirror, camera in my hand? An April´s Fool? A hybrid sort of cyclops – eye in my forehead? Anyway, I suddenly realize my camera is some sort of a THIRD EYE, used to focus on all strange sorts of views!

My original intention was to make a dokument on my hands, but as you see, it transformed into a double or triple fantasy. That´s life! You can start out with a quite clear and simple intention, but somewhere along the road something happens, and you end up with a different and not foreseen result. I think we should be open to see where life will tell us…

You probably know The Old Walking Song by Tolkien; it´s one of my favorite allegories on living:

The Road goes ever on and on

Down from the door where it began.

Now far ahead the Road has gone,

And I must follow if I can,

Pursuing it with eager feet,

Untill it joins some larger way,

Where many paths and errands meet.

And whither then? I cannot say.

About hanne

Mixed media artist working with collage, art-money, artists´ books, ceramics and communication
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7 Responses to Hands up, three-eyed April-fool!

  1. Ali says:

    What a very cool self portrait.

  2. Joy Eliz says:

    What a fantastic photo! Wonderful post!!

  3. Anna says:

    To be able to see the extra-ordinary in the ordinary…that is art. Very insightful…after all the camera is somewhat of a minds-eye.

  4. Lisa says:

    Fun photo! I could prompt any number of questions. And I love that song…

  5. justjohanna says:

    great photo. would be lovely for self-portrait tuesday.

  6. Hanna says:

    Hello Hanne,
    beautiful mirror & face! 🙂
    And great Tolkien quote, thanks for sharing.

    Happy Easter!

  7. Ellen says:

    Cool self portrait, and wonderful wonderful work hands!

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