Doppelganger, Beverley Hood
Here, Hood, is reflecting on the historical tradition of portraiture and uses digital 3-dimensional work to explore the potential of portraiture in the 21st century. For me, the concept of doppelganger will be quite literally interrupted into the current painting, "Reflection of the Self", where Sean will be looking into the mirror but his reflection will be looking in the direction of the viewer, breaking that fourth wall, rather than returning gaze in the correct direction. This is to explore the idea that the 'learning challenged' individual is more than one dimensional despite what stereotypes iterate. This painting will be similar to the bust/mirror installation, planned for the Degree Show, however, forcing Sean's gaze towards the audience is impossible unless done through painting or digital manipulation. I will embrace painting for personal aesthetic reasons.