" Self Portrait in Charcoal " -c2000

self portrait by paul rodecker

Here's an old self-portrait drawn back in the year 2000. I actually found it on the back of another more developed drawing. As can be seen, the drawing was not protected from various types of elements such as: tape, being cut, drawn over, pieces ripped from it, smeared, scraped, etc.

Thus in many more ways than typical, it truly is a self-portrait, as it is representational in more ways than just the drawing.

The year 2000 was a very interesting, yet stressful time for me, and I believe that can be seen in this drawing.