Untitled from Tantric Self-Portraits, 2001.
This is a large silver gelatin image which I hand painted with acrylics. This paradoxically abstract and literal piece represents my ideal lifestyle. There are three shapes represented: a form cloaked in a shawl, a cracking yellow wall, and a pink inscribed slab inscribed with pictographs as if by a hermit who has renounced the material world. Although this piece is very personal, its mystery, sensuality, and search for spiritual identity are elements that are relatable to many people.