First Bifurcation of the Self Portrait series into Apollo/Dionysos.
|Apollonian self portrait as a pagan|
|Apollonian portrait with runic inscription - 'the spirit is strengthened by wounding', [Nietzsche]|
|Sheer Apollonian Drawing|
Following from the bifurcation into the bi-polarity of Apollo/Dionysos, we now have emerging that of Self/Other. The Other is now encroaching on my solitude - first erupting from my Self, and now standing beside me, in front of me, behind me.
The two roads are now converging as to a vanishing point.
|Am I in the dock or in the public gallery ... on the jury?|
|Is the man behind me actually there, or was the room empty? Perhaps he is a figure from a past life which imprinted itself during the soul-dragging act of drawing - like a ghost on a photo.|
|The Other has been rejected by my plunge into sheer dejection. Melancholia has rescued me from the clutches of the Other.|