Karl Graham

“If you look closely at the artistic creations of an artist, you will see something about the artist or a part of the artist in the image. It does not have to be a literal self-portrait, but it will be a representation of the artist in some way or form. The artwork can be a magnifying glass into the artist’s soul, a hint of a mood, or a portal into the mind of the artist. It appears without thought. The artist is not always aware of this phenomenon, but it is there. Every self-portrait is not an exact image of the artist. Some are subtle hints, some are more obvious than others, and some are what they are said to be. I consider all of my artwork to be a portrait of me. Everything I create is a representation of me, of my emotions, and of who I am.”