Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Right then ... no left ... no right ... no ...
I was in the hairdressers the other week and as I looked in the mirror I could see the join. Like two halves of a second- hand car welded together. One half of my face didn't match the other half.
I know the thing about one half of your body being different to the other half ... bigger hands, feet etc.
<-------------- this is a fascinating book, btw
In fact, it was the subject of some considerable exploration when I was in therapy. My left brain being dominant and controlling my right side, my right brain needing to be freed up to allow my left side to develop.
Right, left : logical, intuitive : male, female ... and so on.
During that time I produced a series of pictures and a book entitled "Left With God". They've still never seen the light of day. They were based around the idea of the opposite of 'right' being 'left' not 'wrong'.
I used to be a Project Manager, now I'm a Visual Artist. I'm learning to combine both.
The two sides of me still don't match up ... I'm not yet whole. I can see the join when I look in a mirror. In a harsh light.
I have to stop looking in mirrors.
(Wonky's one of those words ... the more you say it, the more it makes you laugh)