Emergent Self 2019Color illustrations, glue on board
with canvas border. 34.5 x 39 inches.
A fanciful self-portrait utilizing a grid format made from hundreds
of painting reproduction fragments (1.5 x 1.5 inches), primarily 17th,
18th and 19th century portraits and landscapes. The intention is
to suggest that a sense of being and consciousness of self emerges
or coalesces from one's surroundings: the natural world and the
world of culture (nominally represented here in Western terms).