A Self Portrait, Sept. 13, 2000, Afraid to wake up...

Medium: Acrylic on canvas, 18x24 inches

Painted in Sudbury, September 13, 2000

Collection of Morgan Hrynyk

Living in the grips of fear, terror, and dread... I whooped this little piece up while listening to "Congratulations" by the Travelling Wilburys, which was playing over and over on side 2 of a tape I recorded the morning I dragged my weary bones in from a 16 hour drive. Side 1 featured Jann Arden's tune, "Insensitive". The dark skies and bird clan friends watching out for the bombs about to land, pretty much say it all. This was the beginning of a brand new design, which wasn't planned out. Instead of painting a yellow ochre shirt, I painted in two characters, clan symbols, which... Well I don't know where that idea came from but the look of the new design was to my liking.

Copyright & copy; 2001 Mark Seabrook