Visual Artist

Self Portraits

Self Portraits



A study of aging and decay.

Project Statement

Self Portraits is an exploration of aging with focus on my skin, my body, and more specifically, my hands. Inspired by John Coplan's self-portrait work, these images explore the physical decay of my body. The wrist appears as the waist, elongated and reaching. The arch of the palm reflects the curve of the spine; the twist of the thumb shows the body at rest. The initial deception of the images is thought-provoking as I observe the slow change of self.