As an adopted child at the age of four, bonding with my new family was almost impossible. I had immediately begun to protect the bond severed between myself and my biological Mother. Needing that bond I had to find nurturing in any and all Females that my Child would allow. At that early age they were the charachters presented on a non threatening platform… Television…

Artist Statement

Self Portrait Series, Jason Michael Mullan 

The self portrait series manipulates photography, mixing both real and implied autobiographic images, imbedding their narratives in veils of paint, transfers, stenciling and text. My intent is to open a dialog with viewers using the images from my personal experiences, travels, and issues growing up as a bi-racial, adopted child. By expressing my fears, regrets, hopes, and dreams, I am working to accept who I am, and encourage viewers to do the same for themselves. Through the act of exposing myself openly with these images, I want viewers to question what is usually taboo. The purpose is to reach a unified understanding that we are all human, wanting and needing forgiveness, not only from others, but most importantly from ourselves. 

Artist Statement: Self Portrait Series, Jason Michael Mullan

The self portrait series manipulates photography, mixing both real and implied autobiographic images, imbedding their narratives in veils of paint, transfers, stenciling and text. My intent is to open a dialog with viewers using the images from my personal experiences, travels, and issues growing up as a bi-racial, adopted child. By expressing my fears, regrets, hopes, and dreams, I am working to accept who I am, and encourage viewers to do the same for themselves. Through the act of exposing myself openly with these images, I want viewers to question what is usually taboo. The purpose is to reach a unified understanding that we are all human, wanting and needing forgiveness, not only from others, but most importantly from ourselves.

Jason Michael Mullan