See My Better Side

“When you know yourself you are empowered. When you accept yourself you are invincible.”  ~Tina Lifford

Scott Hamilton 2015

See My Better Side 22″ x 28″ wood, paint, stain and varnish Scott Hamilton 2015

The phrase, “put your best face forward,” is presented quite literally in this piece, along with as much varied meaning the viewer takes from it. A continuation of my journey of getting away from literal translations in realism.

See My Better Side

See My Better Side

Scott Hamilton 2015

See My Better Side

Scott Hamilton 2015

See My Better Side

Scott Hamilton 2015

See My Better Side

I have recently found a lot of peace in the notion of accepting myself for who I am, rather than who I want to be or think I should be. The unfinished side of the face is a reflection of how we are all a work in progress; the expectation to be perfect, (either in our own eyes or in the view of others,) only leads to the damaging of self worth.

Stats vary, but at least one million selfies are posted every day. What drives this phenomenon? How do you want to be seen?

~Love yourself, (because you are worthy!) just the way you are.~

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