A self-portrait is a traditional artist genre. In past centuries the self-portrait been used by the artist to show off their skills as painters to gain employment as portraitists. Contemporary artists, particularly those of the twentieth century have continued the quest for self-imaging from many sources. The unconscious, dreams, memory, personal history and archetypal figures have all been used to produce new configurations, based less on mirror images of themselves and more on projections of the artist's inner self, as a psychological and spiritual journey.

In this ongoing body of work I work towards creating a discourse between our many selves. I bare my body and create fictional personas to stand in their wake. I place the figures in landscapes both real and imaginary, landscapes that serve as pointers to the psychological and emotional content of the work. I fill the frame confrontationally with my created self. I find the process of creating the work answers questions about my own experience and existence.