I created this series of self-portraits by working from a ghost image from the previous plate of a mono-type print plate. The information already present affects the outcome of the next in the series. This notion of process-driven creation and cumulative work is a theme in my work. Also, the visceral contact with the gel medium–which I pushed around with everything from a piece of cardboard, to the hard end of a paintbrush to my own fingers–is something I seek to embody in my work.
“The way you present yourself, you’ve got to try to paint yourself as another person. With self-portraits ‘likeness’ becomes a different thing. I have to do what I feel like without being an expressionist.” –Lucian Freud on self-portraits