Today as I walked back to Frauenstrasse 18 from the Odeonsplatz Installation Window, I passed by this shattered window and decided I wanted to take some photos.  As a self portrait, this shot is really a self portrait of my phone.

I positioned myself in the middle and decided I would use this shot for my encaustic photo/mixed media art pieces.

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Emmy Horstkamp Self Portrait January 2016

I took the center of the shot and deleted the content and then created a second layer so that when I coat the photograph with encaustic, the second photo will be able to “shine” through the lighter image.

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WIP for You Shattered my Soul January 2016 by Emmy Horstkamp

Since I’m printing these pieces in a larger size, I’m not sure if it will work with encaustic so I ordered a print with the middle white so I could draw in my shattered soul.

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WIP for You Shattered My Soul 2016 By Emmy Horstkamp

After capturing the image of myself in the shot, I decided I wanted to capture other people in the shattered window.  I took a few shots which have a very aggressive feeling (stabbing people in the back) and then I captured this man walking my way and I felt a jolt of happiness.  He is looking at me and the glass is piercing him.  With my composition, I’ve pierced his heart.

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I Pierced Your Heart – January 2016  By Emmy Horstkamp

and so now, I have the inspiration for the February installation at Odeonsplatz which will once again be some variety of large scale drawings and video but I think I will use the A2 format if the light frame/printing/encaustic works out.

If you would like to be creative with us, our next 14 day challenge begins on Monday.

Written by Emmy Horstkamp

Hi, my name is Emmy and I live in Munich, Germany. If you want to know about art me visit my art page www.emmyhorstkamp.com or visit me in Munich, Germany

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