Self Portraits No. 1-105
Detail: Self Portrait No. 40
Acrylic, oil, and mixed media on canvas
64 x 285 in. (each 12 x 12 in.)
Over a period of 125 days, I painted 105 self-portraits. Utilizing the mirror as a space for self-reflection, each painting is an interpretation of myself on that day. By looking at and painting myself every day I meditated on the ever-shifting nature of identity and the ways in which we choose the aspects of ourselves to be seen by the world. These paintings unite this meditation with a celebration of painting and an exploration of the application of material, from acrylic and oil paint to coffee grounds and plastic bubble wrap.
Baldwin, Eleanor, “Self Portraits No. 1-105,” Lewis & Clark Senior Art, accessed April 1, 2015, https://library.lclark.edu/seniorprojects/items/show/1171.