In Jean's class we were to do a couple of compostions. The top is assymetrical balance; the bottom geometric giving the feel of something ethnic.
One of the exercises was to do a self portrait using a found object. I decided that it didn't have to be based on reality and found an eye, nose and mouth that I liked as a starting point. Then I used my found objects as hair. Whenever I'm having a down day and walk out to get the mail, I find that a bird has left me a feather. Look at my photo, the feather hair is not too far off.