The Self-Portrait Project is one of my most
ambitious projects; it is also my first video piece. In this project,
which I started November 2001, I repeat the process of drawing myself
every day with a pencillike keeping a diaryand the next day
I erase it and draw myself again. Eventually, the drawing paper will wear
out. I take photos of every drawing and collect the eraser debris. The
final piece will consist of the following three parts: the worn paper,
erased completely; the eraser debris placed in the shape of my profile
on the floor below the paper; and the animation made from the photos of
I hope that I see things in a new way as I reconsider
the relationship between the "I" and "the world."
With regard to such an exploration, humor is always the key word. Ultimately,
what I expect in my work is that I (and my viewers) see something new
in the mundane, something perpetual in the ephemeral, and something different
in the familiar wandering relationship between reality and its interpretation.
The Self-Portrait Project (part