The remit for this portrait was for a recognisable but not necessarily obvious likeness, that the viewer would need to engage to find the identity behind the image.
It became a piece about the duality of identity as it is both open and private and unexpected in what is and is not exposed, an expression but not a confession.
A Portrait marks a time of reflecting on self identity, of choosing change and still being yourself.
This piece was commissioned in 2017 and was created from an archived photograph.
Paint and wasabi tape are used.