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Self portrait (etching and watercolour 1989)

Self portrait (etching and watercolour 1989)

The portrait is in dark blue illuminated by white. A young woman’s face, in three quarter view, gazes out through large open eyes. She wears an expression of extreme worry and sadness. Her face is resting in a slender cupped hand appearing from the right of frame. A tiny unborn baby lies curled up in the bottom left corner. A plant with three green leaves grows from its umbilicus. A woman’s face with closed eyes appears to rest across the young woman’s forehead, their dark hair intermingling. She holds a plant with three red flowers between her lips. A small slender arm emerges from the left temple of the central woman’s face. The forearm reaches across her cheek and caresses her upper lip.