Portfolio > Self-Portraits as Ancestral Karma

Never cut what you can untie. -Robert Frost

Self-Portraits as Ancestral Karma is an investigation into how being a part of a family has affected me. These drawings are an exploration of my own personal narrative through the eyes of 'family'. What has come before me has definitely effected me, like it or not. Self-portraits as Ancestral Karma carry an awareness that 'family' does not always have to be the way it is. This body of work is meant to be entwined with Family Portraits, like two sides of the same coin.

Self-Portrait as Ancestral Karma, Dresser
color pencil, watercolor, walnut ink, and glitter glue on paper
10 3/4" x 19 1/2"
2011
Self-Portrait as Ancestral Karma, Mailbox
(It Is Finished)
color pencil, watercolor, walnut ink, and glitter glue on paper
10 3/4" x 19 1/2"
2011
Self-Portrait as Ancestral Kama, Tortise
color pencil, watercolor, walnut ink and glitter glue on paper
10 3/4" x 19 1/2"
2011
Self-Portrait as Ancestral Karma, Buffalo
(Tables Have Turned)
color pencil, watercolor, walnut ink, glitter and acrylic gem on paper
10 3/4" x 19 1/2"
2011
Self-Portrait as Ancestral Karma, Rhinoceros
color pencil, watercolor, walnut ink, glitter and acrylic gem on paper
10 3/4" x 19 1/2"
2011
Self-Portrait as Ancestral Karma, Spaceship
color pencil, watercolor, walnut ink, and glitter glue on paper
10 3/4" X 19 1/2"
2011
Self-Portrait as Ancestral Karma, Bear
(Tables Have Turned)
color pencil, watercolor, walnut ink, and glitter on paper
10 3/4" x 191/2"
2011