5 x 7 inches, watercolor, 2008
This is my entry for the "Nude In Art" show. It's a self portrait of me lying naked on a bed, asleep. I wasn't really asleep though - I took the photos myself with my camera, holding it above me. I then joined the images together to make the drawing. I wanted to do something personal - when we are asleep we are often naked and vulnerable. I also though it would be a good process to paint myself naked and to display it. Often nudes are about presenting a beautiful body to be admired but with this I just wanted to say "here I am".