In the case of self-portraiture, cutting into myself may imply removing aspects of myself that I dislike. It could be ignoring or displacing what I don’t like about myself and focusing on what I do. This process of cutting into something as a permanent modification represents markers of beauty. I’m regaining my oppositional beauty ideas. I am the sculpture and new standard of beauty. Tackling the Western perception of beauty, I am the beauty, and the beauty is me. This particular image examines the linocut process and uses portraiture to think about oppositional gaze, constructing the gaze as a means of rejecting issues of invisibility, particularly in printmaking (linocut).

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100cm x 150cm