This is a mini-series of self-portraits. These images were taken during a 2 week sabbatical that was filled with intense introspectiveness. The goal of these images was to capture the spaces that I occupied during the sabbatical. I found that these places/spaces defined my overall experience. Each space that was occupied had its own experience - feeling a broad range of emotions during this sabbatical allowed for an inner grounding that would not have been possible without the time spent within these spaces.
It is difficult for me not to feel as if this series is somewhat selfish and egotistical in nature. However, defining myself as an artist means that I must allow the intense feeling of narcissism to wash over me so that I am able to simply define myself.
The place of which I obtained my sabbatical was filled with incredible negative space and intense lighting - it felt almost natural to fall into the realm of self-portraiture within these spaces. Some of the spaces seemed almost cliche to capture - however they are incredibly important to the development of my definition - that definition being an artist. The questions asked during this time: How do I fit? Do I fit? Does it matter if I do or don't? What does it mean to be included in an artistic space as an artist?