While coming up with ideas for the self portraits in class, I realized something. Our self portrait is not comprised of what we like, what we don’t like, and what we do in our free time. Thats more of a biography. The purpose rather is to look at ourselves, and try to put into a document how the rest of the world sees us.
Now of course, easier said than done. To describe ourselves is to go and tell people our hobbies, interests, and favorite things, but when other people look at you, they do not see that, so that cannot be a self-portrait. To actually create that is to look much deeper inside yourself and figure out what makes you as a person, and yes, I can assure you that it is a much more difficult task to find yourself from within rather than just list a description.