russell higgs

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  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 23 May 2008, 09:49
Your most interesting shot in a couple of weeks, Russell.
russell higgs: thanks. it marks the anniversary of my Dad's death 38 years ago.
  • Ellie
  • at home
  • 23 May 2008, 17:46
I recall you doing something else about your Dad Russell.

Be happy, and have a good weekend smile
russell higgs: Thanks Ellie.

Yes, I have woven my Dad into this project on a few occasions. I think the last time was on his Birth Day last July..

It's an inevitable consequence of a project such as this, where I'm conjuring up a public portrait of myself daily, that a number of themes will re-occur and over time will become more prominent than some other themes.

The absence of my Dad from my entire adult existence is a distinctive wound. There is no single person I wish I could spend time with more than my Dad. And I like thinking about him and finding connections with him. But I feel it's also important to emphasise that the performative nature of my portraits has a tendency to magnify and exaggerate things out of proportion.

Thanks for the good wishes and I hope you're having a lovely weekend too.

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