Eddie’s of Roland Park, Baltimore, MD

Kandi Cook, Kandi Champagne Cook, self portrait

Come out and see this piece on display as part of The Art Center Highland Park’s juried exhibition Beyond the Selfie.  The opening reception is March 1, 5:30-7:30 PM and exhibition dates are March 1 – April 7, 2019.

Artist’s Statement
Most of my memories from childhood and beyond feel more like a dream than a reality. The self portraiture I create as an adult is my way of connecting my present self with my old, fractional self- a familiar ghost of someone I used to be, but am no longer. I use environmental triggers to construct the connection between past and present, and give life to the otherwise invisible. Capturing these moments means I am simultaneously revisiting a foggy memory while also seeing something new for the very first time.