Inflammation, 2019

Cardboard, thread, acetate, watercolor, acrylic gesso, 40 x 30 inches.

This self-portrait explores my personal experience with dermatillomania, a compulsive skin picking disorder. A clear sheet of acetate covers the portrait. It was painted over with white acrylic and then scratched away to express the physicality of this disorder and the toll it can have on the individuals who deal with it. Red is the prominent color used to reference inflammation of the skin after a picking session is over.

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