/ 2020 / Portraiture / Self-Portrait

Conversations with Myself

  • Prize
    Gold in Portraiture/Self-Portrait
  • Company
  • Photographer
    Jo Ann Chaus

Conversations with Myself, is a body of work in which I masquerade as another, summoning up unconscious ideas I’d neither examined nor expressed, as prompted in 2016 by an impending life change.

In looking at myself channel my mother, and every woman who came before me. I channel the constraints imposed on them, by society, family and themselves. I channel the resignation and the surrender, and I channel a glimmer of courage and strength coalescing.

My inspiration begins with garments and objects, inherited and adopted. I drape myself in remnants of my past and transform physically and em