Drawing: Graphite, Paint, Ink and Metal on Paper.
Self Portrait, Silver and Purple is a mixed media piece currently not for sale as it is in an exhibition. I am particularly interested in women and strength, here the harsh jewellery, angle of the face and lion's mane quality of the hair give an overall impression of strength and power. I have been exploring identity and absence in my work (especially my graphite based pieces), hair is often a significant identifying feature so here I have left it blank. The blank / white hair and other elements in the piece give it an ethereal quality which links with another reoccurring theme in my work: the spiritual.
Keywords: portrait, purple, silver, spiritual, strength, strong, woman, self portrait, piercings, ethereal, face, lioness