Width: 25.4 CMHeight: 20.32 CM
From the artist:
A Bedtime Story #2 2020 (C-type print traditionally hand coloured with oil paint.) This self-portrait was created within my bed and then hand –coloured at an art therapy session. I aimed to complete this piece in time for the session, as being able to colour it outside of the house, was an achievement for me. I painted my body, with signs and symbols as to visually depict my emotional state. My inability to leave home alone, makes me feel lifeless inside, hence my pale complexion and the nature symbols on my nightie and around my eyes reflect my wish to be amongst nature, something I am rarely able to do and often dream of. I aim to be in nature more often when my health, improves and I believe it is.
( Since this self-portrait which was created a few months before the pandemic, my health has worsened significantly. I know find myself bedbound and unable to leave home)