Paintings > What Right Has My Head To Call Itself Me

“At what precise moment...

...does an individual stop being who he thinks he is?

You know, I don't like complications.

Cut off my arm. I say, "Me and my arm."

You cut off my other arm. I say, "Me and my two arms."

You...take out...

...take out my stomach, my kidneys,

assuming that were possible...

And I say, "Me and my intestines."

Follow me?

And now, if you cut off my head...

...would I say, "Me and my head" or "Me and my body"?

What right has my head to call itself me?

What right?”


Excerpt from the film “The Tenant”, 1976, by Roman Polanski.

Holding Fruit
oil on canvas
12 x 16"
2016
French Painting
oil on canvas
12 x 16"
2016
Photograph
oil on canvas
12 x 16"
2016
Blue Robe
oil on canvas
12 x 16"
2016
Mask
oil on canvas
12 x 16"
2016
Red Dinner
oil on canvas
12 x 16"
2016
Legs
oil on canvas
12 x 16"
2016
Dinner Table
oil on canvas
12 x 16"
2016
Reclining Blue
oil on canvas
12 x 16"
2016
Daffodils
oil on canvas
12 x 16"
2016
Pink
oil on canvas
11 x 14"
2016
Smartphone
oil on canvas
12 x 16"
2016
Decadence
oil on canvas
12 x 16"
2016
Swan
oil on canvas
12 x 16"
2016
Home
oil on canvas
Home.jpg
2016
Burger
oil on canvas
12 x 16"
2016
Flowery Shirt
oil on canvas
12 x 16"
2016
Fists
oil on canvas
12 x 16"
2016
Blanket
oil on canvas
12 x 16"
2016
Footrub
oil on canvas
12 x 16"
2016
Sneakers
oil on canvas
12 x 16"
2016
Torso
oil on canvas
12 x 16"
2016
Folds
oil on canvas
12 x 16"
2016
Yellow Bathing Suit
oil on canvas
12 x 16"
2016
Big Leaf
oil on canvas
12 x 16"
2016
Composition, with Cactus
oil on canvas
36 x 48"
2016