Wayne Forte was born in Manila, Philippines in 1950, and studied at the University of California at Santa Barbara and Irvine. Wayne has been a member of CIVA (Christians in the Visual Arts) for twenty-five years and participated in the Florence Portfolio Project in 1993. His works have been exhibited nationally and internationally. © 2010, Used by permission of the artist.
In his book on self-deception, Gregg Ten Elshof states that “Hyper-authentic people are fed up with faking and with fakers”1 and will tell you exactly what they think. While such bluntness may be difficult to hear you can be sure of the standard to which they are holding. To those inclined to tell it like it is, Forte’s drawing is shocking. Could it really be possible that the high standard I gleefully hold others to, I am failing to do myself? Well, no one is perfect we rationalize. But, what if I was grossly blind to my own hypocrisy? How would I know? Who in my circle would risk telling me? – Timothy Muehlhoff