In grasping a sense of self, I think looking to the past and reflecting on the self of childhood can shed light on the type of person we were, and the journey to the present. This painting inspired me to consider how much of the foundation of my identity has already been laid by life experiences so far. Can I choose to draw from, or shake off elements of my earlier self in paving the way forward? Or are all future chapters of my life inextricably linked to those before?
David G. Baker
Hancock, ME, USA