In this self-portrait series in progress, I am investigating the nature of my self, which seems to be a mixture of thoughts, emotions, body and awareness. This work is a study of identity as seen through my bathroom mirror, based on 89 photographs that I took, one per day. At the time, I identified my emotion, embodied that feeling on my face, and snapped a selfie.
I created mixed media paintings on paper of these 89 head shots. Each portrait is titled by the day, and the feeling.
Currently, I am making miniature embroidered and quilted portraits on 89 vintage family handkerchiefs. I printed reduced versions of the original head shots on vintage family hankies that I had worn as a child in the breast pocket of my Catholic school uniform. Significantly, 89 is the number of years my mother lived.