Self-Portrait as a Process of Self-Inquiry

Self-discovery starts with asking ourselves “Who am I?” Each of us holds answers that go beyond words and can reveal our superpowers.

Join VAWAA Artist and collage and photomontage artist Annette on Saturday, May 23, at 12 PM EDT to dive into self-portrait as a process of self-inquiry. A chance to discover the real you, to explore your inner world. During this two-hour session, Annette will give a short talk on self-portraits and masks. Then we'll focus on the core question “Who am I” through guided imagery and poetry writing exercises. This will uncover personal images, feelings, and colors that express who we feel we are. From there, we'll make our own self-portrait or mask using pencil, charcoal, collage, poetry or prose. We'll end by sharing our creations with each other! All levels welcome, no experience required.

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What you'll need

Pen, paper/notebook, pencil, charcoal, magazine cuts out for collage — whichever medium you feel comfortable with or wish to explore!

How to join

We'll be hosting this VAWAA Online on Zoom. We'll send you the link and details to join via email a few hours before it begins.

About Annette

Annette is a collage and photomontage artist based in Athens beautiful countryside. Trained in prestigious art schools in United States, France, Austria and Greece, she has been focusing on collage, photomontage and mixed media for three decades. Led by a passion for theatre and the human soul, her photo montages look like "film stills" of human relationships and made with scissors, glue, found photographs or photographs taken by her. She creates collage portraits that are deconstructions of familiar everyday faces, to shed light into the sinews of their being. She strives to merge fantasy and reality in each composition that lead us to the dreamland of human emotions. Dostoyevsky, Ibsen, Bergman and Hitchcock inspire her, including collage artists like Hannah Hoch, Max Ernst, Martha Rosler and John Stezaker.

Visit her artist page to learn more about her in-person VAWAA.

Sessions are ticketed to support artists, makers and our small team. If you’re experiencing financial hardship, please reach out. We may have a generous participant who has paid it forward and would ask that you pay the love forward by sharing online sessions with 3 new friends.