As part of Lesson 2 in Jane Davies' Exploring the Self Portrait class, we were asked to use India ink with a pipe cleaner (aka chenille stem). This is not exactly a good likeness, but it does have character:
I make art for fun and self-expression. I work in monotypes/monoprints, collage and painting, most recently small works on paper. I find the serendipity of printmaking, the order-from-chaos nature of collage, and the free-form, unfettered nature of abstraction both challenging and satisfying. In addition, I occasionally explore the self-portrait. Once I got over the discomfort of looking closely at my own image, I came to enjoy the process, and find wonder in the range of characters that emerge.