As an artist I am a storyteller, so for this virtual exhibition I decided to take a trip down Memory Lane using some of the self-portraits I have created. On the one hand, this seems like a lot of navel-gazing. On the other hand, each painting represents both a moment in time and a particular way of thinking. Generally, I create artwork in a specific series focusing, I would even say obsessing, over subjects. While I am in the phase of experiment and research for each body of work, I create a self-portrait to get me started. Sometimes the artwork is, for me, a success. Sometimes it finds its way into the trash bin. Still others, it gets taken apart and reused in other ways. All provide a lesson in the use of materials, conceptual blending, and metaphorical thinking.
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