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Sitting Silhouette

 

It is, then, by those shadows of the hoary past and their fantastic silhouettes on the external screen of every religion and philosophy, that we can, by checking them as we go along, and comparing them, trace out finally the body that produced them. (Helena Blavatsky)

Each sitter’s hopes, dreams and fears are projected through light and the idea of a portrait is challenged. I highlighted parts of each sitters body such as their hands, feet, eyes and personal possessions in order for the viewer to concentrate on detail, therefore having the viewer relate to the sitter in self-reflection.