Cumulative Self-Portrait

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

Enjoy!

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