Maybe it’s a boss, or a friend, or a significant other. You’ll know it’s valid because you’ll feel the sting of recognition instead of the sting of unfairness, the former being a lot more difficult to swallow.
When that happens, just be quiet, externally and internally, for a second. You can’t undo what they said by debating it, so be a grown-up, accept that you do some things imperfectly and try to do better.
It’s not the end of the world, I promise.
Portraits Made of Shredded Poetry by Jamie Poole
While primarily working as a landscape painter and art teacher, UK artist Jamie Poole was struck with the idea of deconstructing printed poems into individual words and using the text to create large scale portraits. The final pieces are quite large measuring several feet tall, allowing for excruciating detail in both line and shadow, as well as creating an intriguing hybrid of portraiture, typography, and collage. You can see more images of Jamie’s work on his blog and in his Flickr stream.
ca. 1870-1900, [cabinet card, portrait of John Jennings, “the Modern Samson” or “The Little Wonder”, lifting two people on a barrel by his teeth], Swords Bros.