I am the Consumer
graphite, cross-stitched embroidery thread, and Swarovski crystals on Arches paper
image : 48 x 26 inches
frame: 60 x 40 inches
I use self-portraits in the same manner that an actor uses a role; although the self-portrait may be as a character in a fantasized narrative, there is always a little of my self still present (in addition to the likeness). In the drawing I am the Consumer, the self-portrait becomes an accomplice and participant in the global transgressions that take place in the present-day intertwined world of trade and politics.