"Self Apologetic" _
Lewis Derogene (PhenomenaLewis) _
Self-Portrait Photograph | 2020 _
22in x 14.7in _
Limited Edition of 5 AP | 4 AP Left _
"Self-Apologetic" encapsulates a deeply personal journey of self-forgiveness and acceptance. In this self-portrait, PhenomenaLewis conveys a poignant message of apologizing to herself, a practice she seldom extends but has come to recognize as essential. She candidly admits to her tendency to be overly critical, particularly in the face of rejection and failure, rarely allowing herself the grace she deserves.
As an emerging artist, she acknowledges her growth and evolution from her younger self. This realization serves as the impetus for the apology, recognizing the progress made and the distance she has traveled in her creative journey. The act of apologizing is a symbolic gesture, a means of making amends to her past self for the undue negativity and self-criticism.
Set within the familiar confines of her bedroom, the self-portrait captures her seated on her bed, bathed in the gentle embrace of natural light streaming in from the window. The composition is a result of careful post-production editing, expertly bringing together various poses into a harmonious whole.
"Self-Apologetic" stands as a heartfelt reminder of the importance of self-compassion and acknowledging personal growth. It serves as a testament to the transformative power of self-forgiveness and the journey towards self-acceptance.