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The Ring

2019
Oil on Panel
16 x 20″

This painting was started from life in my studio and was recently completed. I love the composition and the reference to our impressions of our own reflections. The gold mirror was in my TuTu’s house and the hand mirror set upon her dressing table until she left her home. These objects hold a lot of memory for me.

The ring of reflections wraps around the model’s beautiful wedding ring. Seeing our reflection is an illusion of ourselves. The stories we tell about ourselves are also illusions.

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