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Reflections: You Are...

Reflections: You are… is a series of self portraits that distort my image and deny identification. My work explores how the Self is defined when the anchor of the mirror is removed. Without a reflection to ground it, the Self no longer becomes defined by the ego but instead by its surroundings. The figure in each image has been warped beyond recognition, and the line between it and its environment is pushed to its limit. By using resin, I force the viewer to confront their own warped reflection. Their anchor is removed and all the viewer can do is float within the sea of the painting. The reflection becomes something indefinite and unreliable; the concept of the individual is made unsteady.

Reflections: In the Salon
Reflections: In the Studio
Reflections: In the Shower
Reflections: Initial Reflection
Reflections: In an Empty Space
Reflections: Outside in Spring