Archival Pigment Print
Canson Infinity Rag Photographique
Print: 6.5 x 9.3" on paper size 8.5 x 11"
Edition of 3 + 1 AP (AP NFS)
Signed, numbered & titled verso
Self Diagnosis is a part-photographic, part-psychological study of failure: of how I see myself (now, and then) versus how my parents recorded me (then). I expose personal snapshots on the back of each of the ten inkblots from the Rorschach inkblot test, to investigate the consequences of opening myself up to photographic interpretation; the exposure of items typically harbored or guarded; and the construction of visual truth versus fiction in the family album. The images, printed on the back of photo rag, are open to multiple analyses, some of which will be true or false, meaningful or meaningless.
The failure element comes in two parts: a pointing to failure (of the snapshots, to provide access to the ‘real’ me and the intentions of my parents), and a showing of evidence of failure (on my part, the artist, to address myself).
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