bryce zimmerman

Portrait of the Artist Having Given Up.

Mamiya RZ67 on Kodak Portra 400.

Bryce Zimmerman.

About the piece:
“Striving toward a future full of hope and expectation but tempered by reality, the artist occupies a tenuous position. Driven by a desire, a compulsion even, to create and exist while grubbing for validation, the artist toes the balance between will-powered progress and admitting defeat.This self-portrait is a reflection of the active role I seek to take in my artistic endeavours. Not to give up. By relegating my ‘giving up’ to an artifact, I have both carthartically enacted the process of giving up, and created an object to signify that I have not given up.”