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Self Portrait in a Dream
by Felicia Forte
Oil 30" x 24"

Entered in: 6th Annual Competition Month #8- July 2012

Judge's Comments: Self portraits can be very revealing. There is a personal, contemplative and psychological narrative story simmering beneath the surface of Felicia’s evocative and ethereal self portrait. In this painting the figure is looking away, introspectively, to an inner world where the artist can retreat. The unusual placement of the head in this composition creates tension and a feeling of a quiet internal chaos. This is enhanced by the use of soft and diffused greys that create a gauzy haze which partially hides the figure. This painting evokes the feeling of a moment caught between consciousness and dream state, an unsettling yet familiar feeling. - Jennifer McChristian