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Oil on wood, ready to hang.

Signed on the back.

This a self portrait I did at a time when I was feeling quite overwhelmed and stretched. It is hard to balance family, work, your own needs and the needs of everyone else in our modern world. I have often used themes of 'balancing' or 'juggling' with previous self portraits, in a fun manner. This self portrait is darker. Since COVID there has been extra stress on everyone, and the turmoil is heavy. This is a visual representation of how I felt at this time.... tied up and drowning.

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Oil paint, oil stick and metallic pigment on wood panel

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Melissa Ritchie

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