Paintings > Proximidy and Portaiture

Self Portrait (“but really, where are you from?”)
Self Portrait (“but really, where are you from?”)
Observational Drawing, Raw DNA data, Inkjet Transfer, Oil on Wood Panel
27.5”x 33.5”
2020

The self-portrait is constructed first with my observations of my physical self and is then abstracted by DNA that is passed down from mother to daughter. This ritual asks the artist to examine the self. With my mother being adopted, her genetic lineage is a constant site of inquiry by not only myself but strangers who feel a right to the information.