How am I Feeling Today? 1 – 89 Days
“In this self-portrait series I’m investigating the nature of my Self, which seems to be a mixture of my feelings, thoughts, my deteriorating body, and a strong connection to my mother in the guise of her trove of over 100 vintage family handkerchiefs that I wore in the breast pocket of my Catholic grammar school uniform. This work is a study of identity as seen through my bathroom mirror, based on 89 photographs that I took on consecutive days in 2009. At the time, I identified my emotion, embodied that feeling on my face, wrote it in lipstick on my forehead and snapped a selfie in the mirror. I laser printed the 89 photos on Mom’s hankies, and slowly quilted, beaded and painted on the handkerchiefs for eleven years during quiet times alone, or sitting with friends. 89 is the number of years my mother lived.” -Cecelia Kane.