This saying keeps coming to mind as I read and hear people's reactions to images in my current daily self-portrait project. I'm intentionally not telling anyone what part or parts of my body are in the photograph (though of course sometimes it is blatently obvious). I like there being some mystery about the images. I like it to be difficult to figure out where one image ends and another begins. The point of this series is abstraction: abstraction of identity and imagery.
I cannot control how anyone chooses to view any of my work, or what someone chooses to focus on, of course (nor do I really want to). However, I feel bad that sometimes people are really missing the impact of the whole picture because they are so busy focusing on what body part is there or that the texture makes my skin look weird (or in my abaandoned SPs one might focus on the nudity).
I hope for you to see more.