A Deepening of Knowing You: Bare & Embellish

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“You look at people the way you look at art: the body is a canvas for the artist, and while you begin to imagine meaning, the artist is known only by invitation.”
-Jennifer Hartsock

Jennifer M. Hartsock

cover2“You look at people the way you look at art: the body is a canvas for the artist, and while you begin to imagine meaning, the artist is known only by invitation.”

You first notice physical details about a stranger. What does their tattoo mean? What is the rubber bracelet on their wrist? Why a mustache and full beard? The embellished-self is how you express yourself visually. The bare-self is the inward you, the artist.

As a stranger looking upon their canvas, you feel compelled to interpret answers, but you cannot know the spirit of the artist unless you ask and the artist decides to tell you.

This is only the surface.

The bare-self is not inherently sincere and the embellished-self a disguise. When you look at an art piece, the image is meaningful without knowing the underlying intentions. When you project meaning, the artist becomes your canvas while you become an artist…

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About diannehartsock

Author of paranormal/suspense, fantasy/adventure, m/m romance and anything else that comes to mind. Oh, and a floral designer.
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