Fifthpower creates many self-portraits but “Fear, Pain, Fifth” morphed into a deeper kind of self-portrait. It’s a piece completed with copic marker and though there is color used, it is more absent than it is present. It is particularly less present in the figures that emerge from the main figure. A quote by Ali ibn Abi Talib accompanied the piece when it was shared with Twitter. The quote states, “Do not take someone’s silence as his pride, perhaps he is busy fighting with his self.” The quote seems to be represented by the figures that seep into the background. The first colorless figure seems as though he’s losing form, the eyes empty. The next seems determined and menacing. I don’t view the last figure as bad just because of his horns or his teeth, I view him as having bad intentions because of his expression down to the furrow of his brow. He’s trying to take over this self-portrait, but he is also colorless, lacking powerful energy. Fifthpower portrays for us the fighting that takes place within himself.
Do you fight among yourself and does it affect the perception other people have on you? What does this piece make you feel? Leave your comments down below.
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Lemon is a multi-faceted artist from Detroit, MI writing poetry, drawing up visuals, and dabbling in music creation. And they’re all about changing things for the better, like turning lemons into lemonade.