this one here, that my great uncle did. It's a part of me, because we share the same blood, but also I feel it reflects me very well.
It's a fantasy landscape, which reflects my escpaism, the mountains are places my eyes are always drawn to in a bid for escape. But the city life, the social gatherings, and civilisation are the main focus of the painting, because always Im a social person, no matter how much I long to be some mysertious hermit.
The sea is very me, because Im always changing, but Im also domestic and love home, so this is a port, not the wide open wild sea. I like shallow waters, warm and calm.
In the background my great uncle painted a ship but decided to cover it up with smoke. The faint outline might not be visible in this copy. I too am always hestitant, trying something then decideding not to, covering up things, burying them so they cant resurface.
The side passages are the truest part me. Set apart from the crowd, quiet, a place to watch others, and not be seen. They lead somewhere but I dont know where. There is sunlight, but it isnt full on. There is shade, but not total darkness. There are two, because Im never in one mind, always my thoughts are divided, I have such trouble making up my mind.
And of course, this reflects me because I love art, and love drawing, and love being creative, and if it wasnt for the Whistler side of my family, I wouldnt have these skills, and I think my creativity defines me, so without the family of the creator of this painting, I wouldnt be me, and this painting is evidence of why I am me.