My Grados through the instagram 1977 filter.
Otherwise I use this...
Over the years, I've found it's appropriate for me. :D
Allegory was something I have always been interested in.
Salvador Domènec Felip Jacint Dalí i Domènech, Marquis de Púbol (May 11, 1904 – January 23, 1989) was the first painter which I learned allegory from, even though the subjects were also a riddle at times. He also used optical illusions with allegory making it a double allegory within itself.
I have always liked the artwork of Renee Magritte and my favorite painting of his has always been "The Son of Man". The reason I chose it for my avatar has to do with my job as a mastering engineer/sound restoration specialist and how Magritte explained his painting. Magritte said the following:
Having studied sound quite a bit, I have always been fascinated by the concept of "masking" and how some sound hides other sounds. I have an inherent interest in finding those sound which are not usually heard and either fixing them, eliminating them or bringing them out more. When mastering or restoring, you are often in a sort of conflict of deciding what to do with the easily heard sounds and those which are not so easily heard.
I feel this painting perfectly illustrates my perception of sound.
In this version, he is wearing my favorite headphones, my Paradox Headphones.
Quality avatars, guys ^
edit: I think bcasey had one too. It probably sucked, though
I'm a Kiwi (New Zealander), and Lamb/Sheep here outnumber the human population by about 10:1 (pop ~ 4.5m, lamb/sheep ~ 45m). I also work in the industry - selling Lamb around the world. Finally - avid follower of the national rugby team (All Blacks) + can be a bit of a black sheep at times anyway