Unfinished

Artist
You transformed me
Turning my asymmetry
From camera flawed
To canvas beauty
Artist
You reached into me
Adjusting my own focus
From pinpoint imperfections
To a broader beauty view
Artist
You reoriented me
Filling out some flat ideal
From perfect picture unattained
To unique beauty breathing
Artist
You unfinished me
Leaving space about my face
For adding off-ness, oddity
To my idea of beauty real, profound
Artist
You included me
In a human portrait library
And made every one of us worthy
Of being painted beauty

— April Resnick

 

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A portrait of me (unfinished)
Painted by Elena Drozdova.

Sitting for her was a profound
experience for me. I am looking
forward to finishing the painting.

~ by April on February 10, 2014.

5 Responses to “Unfinished”

  1. would you show the finished portrait as well; I’m as intrigued by the ‘off-ness’

  2. Extraordinary in many ways

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