Self-Portrait Praying #2
In this piece from my "Prayer Project" series of stuffed paintings, the subject matter depicted is three-fold. The self-portrait in a pose of prayer and supplication elicits an intense connection with the viewer. The image of the abandoned asylum suggests age-old and contemporary states of anxiety and fear. The field of flowers conjures up cycles of decay and regeneration.
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