In this project I use the self-portrait genre and employ images associated with my Soviet/Russian background. By projecting images from my childhood (Soviet stars, typical Russian craft traceries and other Russia related pictures) onto my body I try to re-establish a connection with my past. By literally stamping them on myself like a tattoo, the projections become inseparable with the background. Thus through this reunion and acceptance of my past I hope to establish a better progression of my present life towards future introspection.
©2019 Mikhail Porollo